David Brackenridge

CEO

Having started as a volunteer with Venture Scotland, David also served as a trustee before the opportunity came to turn his hobby into his job! David ensures the smooth running of Venture Scotland while focusing on making sure staff, volunteers, young people, resources and funding all come together in the same place at the same time. David is a keen rock climber and mountaineer.

david.brackenridge@venturescotland.org.uk

07495 836 248

Anda Griveteanu

Head of Administration and Finance

Anda is our Head of Administration and Finance and has been with the team since 2015, she is a bright and approachable individual who has several years of professional experience in working within busy office environments in the service industry. At VS she deals with all the administrative functions including finance, facilities management, HR and IT.

anda.griveteanu@venturescotland.org.uk

0131 661 6786

Robin Jeffery

DeLivery Manager

Robin is our Delivery Manager and has been part of Venture Scotland for over six years. He has been climbing, kayaking and generally messing about in the outdoors for most of his life. 

He is proud to be part a team that helps young people to achieve positive, sustainable change in their lives, through the activities that inspired him. 

robin.jeffery@venturescotland.org.uk

07495 836 249

Sarah Powell

Outdoor Programme leader

Sarah joined the team in April 2017 after five years freelancing in the outdoor education, youth development and adventure tourism industries. She is extremely passionate about the impact spending time outdoors has on mental health. She loves working alongside young people, helping them discover hidden talents, self-belief and confidence. Sarah can mostly be found floating about in boats or sliding around on snow, accompanied by lots of laughter.

sarah.powell@venturescotland.org.uk

07376 388 663

Chris McGeown

OUTDOOR PROGRAMME LEADER

Chris returned to Venture Scotland in 2017 as an Outdoor Youth Worker having previously worked with us from 2013–2016. In-between he worked for the environmental charity, The John Muir Trust, but he missed working with young people and working outside in the great Scottish weather. Chris’s latest passion is road cycling. He can be spotted very early on a Sunday morning with friends cycling the hills surrounding Glasgow, wondering why he is not in bed like most normal folk.

chris.mcgeown@venturescotland.org.uk 

07825 989 662

Tricia Edington

Fundraiser

Tricia joined Venture Scotland as one of our fundraisers in August 2018. She previously worked in the Corporate Communications department at a Scottish-based co-operative for 15 years and managed their membership and community engagement as well as their charity of the year partnerships. 

She is a city lass who is learning to love the outdoors in all weathers so Venture Scotland is a great fit!

tricia.edington@venturescotland.org.uk

07843 342 695

Daniel Johnstone

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Daniel became our Volunteer Coordinator in October 2019 after volunteering with us himself for a year. He is incredibly passionate about empowering young people to make positive changes in their lives and has been wandering around in the outdoors for most of his life, so Venture Scotland is his ideal home! When he isn’t working, he can most likely be found up to his neck in a freezing cold loch or falling in his local climbing centre!

daniel.johnstone@venturescotland.org.uk

07376 934818