The Trustee Board of The Students’ Union is responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating the management and administration of Students’ Union business and ensures that financial, strategic and operational activity is in accordance with the charitable legislation. The Trustee Board is accountable for The Students’ Union QMU acts in the interest of the Union. It is made up of sabbatical and part-time officers, students and external trustees.
Below are the current SU trustees:
A graduate of Queen Margaret College, where he studied Hospitality Enterprise with Tourism, Keith is a Director of Woosh Entertainments. The business provides commentating, announcing, music and event management at a huge variety of Sports Events, Music Concerts, Awards Ceremonies and Corporate Events.
Keith is a highly experienced Show-caller and event DJ, regularly working at The National Stadium Hampden Park, BT Murrayfield and many award shows. Keith is also the regular man on the microphone for Rat Race Adventure Sports events around the UK, The Edinburgh Marathon and has worked as a Presenter at The Homeless World Cup in Glasgow in 2016 and at the Irn-Bru Store at The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
A career Civil Servant he has worked in various Departments including Home Office, Foreign Office and latterly the Scottish Office. A lifelong labour and trade unionist was a full-time official in the now Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) and is currently a member of Unite Trade Union.
He became a local Musselburgh Councillor in 1992 and Leader of East Lothian Council from 1995-2007 during the period being President of the Convention of Scottish Local Authories (COSLA). He was a member of the QMU Governing Body and played a central role in the relocation of QMU to its current campus site.
In the past he has been a non-executive Director of several Public bodies including Musselburgh Racecourse, Brunton Theatre Trust and Scottish Ambulance Service.
Interests include politics, current affairs and sport (horseracing, NFL and football) and Music (blues, folk and country).
A management consultant specialising in the development of education programmes and qualifications, nobody was more surprised than Marc that he ended up being a lecturer and Programme Leader at Queen Margaret!
Back in the depths of time Marc has enjoyed (and endured) a wide range of government committees ranging from the creation of the SCQF to managing the European Objective 3 fund. A gin and Guinness drinker by design (seldom together), Marc continues to advise the Scottish government, educators and the licensing trade on the safe sale and service of alcohol.
Marc is a former Director of the Scottish Tourism Forum, board member of Springboard Scotland and is the current Chair of Ars Longa, an arts charity.
After completing a degree in Theatre & Film Studies from QMU in 2019, Chiara is currently working as the President of QMUSU. Throughout her time at university, Chiara got involved with the Students’ Union as a member of Musical Theatre Society, of which she was President for a year, and she was also part of Music Society and LGBT+ Society. Chiara volunteered as a Class Rep for two years at QMU and has always been passionate about amplifying the student voice and making the student experience the best it can be.
Outside of university, Chiara has worked as a barista and a tour guide. She loves going on adventures, taking photos and playing music.
A fourth year Public Relations and Marketing student serving his second term as QMUSU Sports Officer. Andy has spent a number of years involved with the Students’ Union, as a member of Men’s Rugby, member of the Officers’ Committee, and has taken the lead on QMU’s Healthy Body Healthy Mind submission, alongside a communications internship with Scottish Student Sport.
His main focus is on the maximisation of the student experience, through sport and society provision, mental health awareness, and sport and society cohesion.
A fourth year student studying Nutrition and Food Science with a passion for meeting new people. Aasiyah is a member of the Women’s Rugby team at QMU, has served as class rep within her course and is the student representative for Health Sciences on the Student Academic Board helping to voice the opinions of her peers.
Her main focus as Communities Officer will be to engage the Sports and Societies at QMU with the Children’s University whilst working with the rest of the Officers and members of the Student’s Union to create a comfortable atmosphere for students at QMU.