Our Board of Trustees

Diane Dunn

Diane lives in Renfrewshire and works for Renfrewshire Council in a policy development role. In this and previous roles, Diane has developed a strong interest in advice and affordable credit, and is a great believer in the benefits of social inclusion. Diane works with a variety of third sector organisations, and was delighted to join the STAR Board in September 2018.

Derek O'Hagan

Derek has worked within adult social care for nearly 30 years, supporting people with varying needs. His first role was working in a day centre for adults with learning disabilities in Paisley, as a YTS (for those old enough to remember). Having worked for various care organisations across the UK, Derek now runs his own training company called The Social Care Trainer. He spends his days with staff teams, working together to enhance and develop their skills in various subjects and was delighted to become a Trustee at STAR Project in October 2019.

James McGuire

James is a Co-Production Officer for Paisley Museum Re-Imagined, responsible for ensuring and advocating Paisley Museum Re-Imagined enables co-production and collaborations with people. With a background in Marketing and Communications, he has previously worked in marketing roles at Hull City Council and the National Galleries of Scotland as well as engagement roles at Hull Museums and Hull UK City of Culture 2017. James joined the STAR Board in October 2019.

Joe Ferrie

Joe worked in both the public and private sector for 25 years before moving in to the third sector, where he worked for 18 years. During his career he has covered contract, training, personnel and operations management. In addition, while working in Renfrewshire during his third sector career, he was involved in social enterprise development, community engagement, volunteer recruitment (both individuals and employers) and management of a variety of grant aided programmes designed to support and develop community organisations. He also played a key representative and dissemination role in the development of Health and Social Care, Employability Partnership initiatives, a national Equality Partnership for the third sector and Anti-Poverty projects. Joe continues to be passionate about developing the knowledge and involvement of local people to ensure communities can be more involved and empowered; having their voices heard in order to achieve recognition with regards local decision making that effects their lives. Joe joined the STAR Project Board in March 2020. Joe is currently Chair of STAR Project

Ian Murray

Ian is the co-founder of house51, an award winning consultancy that specialises in media and social research. His career spans roles in academic research, the third sector and Managing Director and board level roles in several leading market research agencies in London. Ian is also a board director at Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau. He lives in Paisley and joined the STAR board in March 2020.

Kate Drummond

Kate is a community artist and designer, with over 25 years of experience of working with people in a range of community settings. Kate is currently Creative Community Builder for The Pyramid at Anderston, Glasgow - where she works at a grass roots level with the people and organisations in this incredible ‘village-in-a-city’ community in Glasgow. Between 2018 -2021 Kate within the Arts Team at Renfrewshire Council - developing and delivering the community and visual arts strands of the Future Paisley programme (2021 City of Culture bid legacy). She makes inspirational place-based work in the public realm and devises imaginative, inclusive and meaningful community projects that bring people together. Her creative practice is informed by a genuine interest in people, their stories and experiences and connective, place-based creativity. Kate is passionate about developing work with narrative and meaning rooted in a sense of place, history, memory and belonging; and strongly believes in creating opportunities for people to enjoy and participate in welcoming, accessible and meaningful creative experiences. Kate joined the Board September 2021.