Our staff

Evelyn Fraser, Development Manager

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Evelyn has been employed with the SWC since November 2010. She is responsible for ensuring that the annual workplan is delivered on time and within budget. She is an Ambassador for the SWC, promoting its work and developing new and existing networks at local, national and UK level. Evelyn engages with key decision makers to ensure that women’s voices are key in policy making decisions.

Evelyn is a member of the UK NGO CSW Liaison Group and regularly represents Scotland at meetings with UK Government officials.

Outwith work, Evelyn enjoys line dancing and socialising with family.

Email: evelyn.fraser@scottishwomensconvention.org


Susan McKellar, Operations Manager

Susan's main role at the SWC is to be an ambassador promoting the work of the organisation. As Operations Manager, she will be working with the team, helping them to deliver events and ensure that the voices of women all over Scotland are represented in the reports which are produced. Her role is also to engage with key stakeholders, such as politicians and key decision makers, to support initiatives driven by the SWC.

She graduated from Glasgow University with an Honours degree in Physiology and sports science but changed her career from member relations manager in a gym to one representing parents due to her active role as a mother of a disabled child. She spent 5 years representing parents who did not have a voice and projected that at a national level with Parent Network Scotland. It was during this role that Susan found an interest in equality and inclusion and how it intersects with education and health services. She is the new Glasgow representative for the National Parent Forum for Scotland and helps parents raise issues to a national level with regards to education and parental engagement. She has a huge interest in trauma and mental health and is part of the cross-party group in prevention and healing of adverse childhood experiences.

Susan is a passionate activist on human and disability rights and believes in equality and inclusion for all. When she isn't working Susan can be found socialising with friends and family or climbing Munro's or some other adrenaline filled activity.

Shairi Bowes, Events and Policy Advisor

Shairi Bowes

Shairi’s main role within the SWC revolves around policy and legislation. This involves gathering women’s voices and ensuring they are fed back to the correct decision makers. However, she plays a part in the majority of the SWC’s operations and is particularly passionate about ensuring the Organisation has a focus on women whose voices can often be overlooked.

She graduated from the University of Glasgow with an Honours Degree in History and Politics before going on to gain a Masters at the same University in History and Politics. As an academic, she has a particular focus on social history and increasing political representation for working class women. She has also been particularly vocal on educational attainment in higher education for young people from a working class background.

A committed trade unionist and socialist, she is passionate about increasing industrial representation amongst marginalised workers and those on low incomes. She has worked on numerous campaigns with a major focus on campaigning for LGBTIQ+ rights, Violence Against Women and income-related inequality. When not working, she enjoys socialising with friends, reading and watching football.