Corra Foundation welcomes new Trustees

By 26th May 2022 News

Corra is delighted to welcome two new Trustees, Nosheen Ahmed and Andrew Herberts to its Board.

In 2020, Corra launched its ten-year strategy, founded in the belief that when people find their voice, they unlock the power to make change happen.  The Board of Trustees play a crucial role in guiding the foundation’s work to deliver on this bold strategy.

Andrew Herberts spent his early career with the British Army. Andrew has worked in the investment management industry for over 20 years.  He is also involved with ECAS, a charity focused on supporting people with disabilities. Andrew is also a Trustee of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers Regimental Association which provides welfare support to veterans of that historic Scottish Infantry Regiment.

Nosheen Ahmed has worked in the voluntary and community development sector for fifteen years, supporting organisations such as Scottish Women’s Aid and Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre. Nosheen is currently working at the John Smith Centre and is involved in managing the development and delivery of the John Smith’s Centre’s inaugural Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders Programme.

Corra Chair, Luke McCullough said:

We’re delighted to welcome Nosheen and Andrew. Andrew brings valuable experience in investment management and working alongside veteran charities. Nosheen brings diverse voluntary sector expertise with a passion for amplifying the voices of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

I know they share Corra’s mission to make a positive difference to people and communities, and I look forward to working alongside them as we pursue this vision.”

Nosheen Ahmed said:

I am delighted to join Corra Foundation as a trustee and offer my time, skills, lived experience as the work they do aligns with my own values of addressing inequalities, and giving people a democratic voice.

I believe any real change takes time, meaningful commitment and must be driven collaboratively with the wider society. For decision makers and communities to develop a shared vision to make Scotland a fair and inclusive place to live and work in. 

I want to help Corra achieve its mission to allow people to use their voice to create positive change and enjoy fulfilling lives.”

Andrew Herberts said:

I am delighted to be offered the opportunity to serve as a Trustee for Corra Foundation.  The foundation’s focus on community voice makes it ideally placed to drive programmes that can make meaningful differences to areas of need.  I am very much looking forward to being involved.”

Andrew Herberts will join Corra’s Board in June 2022, and Nosheen Ahmed will join in September 2022.

The foundation is deeply grateful to Elizabeth Carmichael who reaches the end of her term this year. Elizabeth joined in 2016 and has played a key role in supporting the foundation’s work to learn and understand its impact.


Notes to editors: 

  1. Corra Foundation exists to make a difference to the lives of people and communities. It works with others to encourage positive change, opportunity, fairness and growth of aspirations which improve quality of life. Corra wants to see a society in which people create positive change and enjoy fulfilling lives.
  2. In 2020 Corra launched a ten-year strategy. It is long term because making a difference on the big challenges will take time. At its heart is the strong belief that when people find their voice, they unlock the power to make change happen.
  3. Information about Corra’s Board of Trustees and Staff team can be found online. For funding opportunities and events, please subscribe to the newsletter.


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