Employment Services Team

Chief Executive

Mary-Clare Macfarlane

0131 550 1575


After studying at Edinburgh and Aberdeen universities, Mary-Clare had a career in HR with BT before coming to OA Scotland.  Her experience covers a wide range of HR specialisms including Recruitment, Redeployment and Coaching.

Employment Consultant

Tom Denovan

0131 550 1581


Ex-RAF 24 years, then senior HR Roles in NHS/Local Government.  Passionate about people and making a real difference to their lives – OA Scotland – dream job and a great brand to promote!  Specialisms incl: Coaching/Mentoring/Interviewing Skills/Change Management and Recruitment

Welfare Services Team

Head of Welfare Services

Gary Gray

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Gary served in the RAF for 24 years and has worked in the ex-service sector since 2006.  Primarily employed as Poppyscotland’s Head of Welfare Services he is also responsible for delivering similar services on behalf of the Officers Association Scotland.


Welfare Services Administrator

Shiela Laramore

0131 550 1556

Shiela studied at Glasgow and Strathclyde universities and has a history of working with young people and families in charity, public and private sector environments.  She began her career in the ex-Service sector in 2014, working for the RAF Association for 4 years before joining Poppyscotland’s  Welfare Services Team.  She is primarily employed as Poppyscotland’s Grants Coordinator and is also responsible for supporting the welfare services of OA Scotland.