Employment Services Team

Chief Executive

Heather McVeigh

0131 550 1575


Heather has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years, following a career in law.  Skilled in strategic and business development, team and change management, employment and mentoring. Passionate about supporting others and loves a challenge.

Head of Employment Services (Based in Inverness)

Tom Denovan

0131 550 1581

Based in Inverness


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:  Motivation, Coaching, Mentoring, Interviewing Skills, Change Management, Delivering and Recruitment.

Now based in Inverness looking after North Scotland.

Employment Consultant

Amanda Crawford

0131 550 1581


An Employment Consultant with over 30 years’ experience of employability support.

Amanda has a diverse background of matching clients to temporary or permanent positions with client companies. Experienced in providing careers advice and guidance to people who want support in making choices that will affect their working lives. Enjoys building positive relationships, new to the OAS team and looking forward to working with this amazing client group and being part of the OAS team!



Finance Manager

Lynne Grant

Lynne is a skilled and high-performing senior management professional with many years of diverse experience within both commerce and not for profit. She has extensive experience within numerous financial, accounting & operational fields.  She thrives on developing and delivering business strategy and objectives and high quality pertinent management information, reporting and analysis

Welfare Services Team

Head of Welfare Services

Gary Gray

0131 550 1581


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.