The Community Development Alliance Scotland is a Scottish Charity whose work is overseen by a Management Group.  There are currently 9 members of the group with 1 vacancy. If you are interested in the work of the management group then please contact CDAS for further information.

David Allan - Chair

David has a background in community learning and development and has served as Head of Programme within Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) with particular responsibility for community engagement, community capacity building. In April 2015 he took up position as Deputy Director for SCDC.

Fiona Ballantyne

Fiona is a women's community development worker for the Scottish Refugee Council. She is a member of the Scottish Community Development Network, a member led organisation, for community workers , from the community, voluntary or public sectors, who support the principles and practice of community development.

Fiona Garven

Fiona is the current Director of the Scottish Community Development Centre. Fiona’s main areas of focus are community engagement, building community capacity and community-led approaches to health. Fiona has many years experience of implementing community development approaches across several sectors. Fiona is an advisor to CHEX.

Bill Gray

who is that mystery man?

Stuart Hashagan

Stuart has worked in community development in Scotland since the mid 1970s - as a community planner in an early regeneration project, as a student unit organiser in a community work student unit, and as director of Community Development Foundation in Scotland 1989-2009.  He is the chair of the European Community Development Network.

Jewels Lang

Jewels is the current Community Development Manager at the Scottish Refugee Council. The Scottish Refugee Council works with refugees and asylum seekers across Scotland to offer direct advice services to people seeking asylum and refugees as well as conducting detailed policy work, which aims to influence policy makers in both Scotland and the UK and bring the issues that matter to those seeking refuge in Scotland to the fore.

Collette McGarva

Colette is the International Association of Community Developement’s regional director for Europe and is the chair of the Membership, Communications and Marketing Committee for IACD where she supports the progression and development of our membership. She also supervises the HQ based staff in Glasgow, Scotland. She is a skilled facilitator in issues pertaining to community development, regeneration and health and wellbeing. Colette holds a Masters in Community Regeneration and Community Planning and has worked in Kenya and USA as well as Scotland.

Tanveer Parnez

Tanveer is currently the Director of national development and policy development at BEMIS - Black and Ethnic Minority Infrastructure in Scotland. She leads a team responsible for community planning, engagement, networking, capacity development, funding, EU projects and organising conferences and research all to empower the diverse Ethnic Minority third sector.

Colin Ross

Colin is the Policy and Practice Development Officer at CLD Standards Council. Colin works with the Executive and others to develop the Standards Council’s input to relevant policy issues; currently including the proposal to establish a new Education Workforce Council. Colin also works on projects to support practice development, for example the new edition of the CLD Reader and the Code of Ethics professional learning materials. He has been in the CLD field since 1979, initially as a community development worker in Glasgow and latterly in a variety of national roles.