Celia has had a career in education as a teacher and adult educator, in community development and the voluntary sector as a practitioner and manager. She worked in England for most of her career but immediately prior to her retirement in 2008 she worked with the Scottish Government to take forward the legislation that replaced School Boards with Parent Councils and recognised the important role that parents play in their children’s education. This work was recognised with the award of an MBE in 2008.
Celia joined the Community Partnership in 2010 formerly as a Director for Lomond, before becoming Chair in 2012 until this year (2017) when she stepped down to become a co-opted Director. Celia represents the Kilmaronock Community Trust on the Partnership Board and is closely involved in taking the community in which she lives forward, and is a member of the Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER Local Action Group (LAG).