Employment Services Team

Chief Executive

Mary-Clare Macfarlane

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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

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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

Laura Darling

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After studying at Strathclyde and Heriot Watt Universities (and briefly in Paris!), Laura has worked in a range of roles in the public and third sector focussing mainly on housing, regeneration and poverty.  Working primarily as Welfare Services Co-ordinator with Poppyscotland, she also works with Gary to deliver OA Scotland’s Welfare Services.