Meet the Peer Works team

Eleonora Vanello

Programme Manager

Eleonora Vanello

Programme Manager

Eleonora is Peer Work’s hunter-gatherer!

Her role is to connect people and provide places where they can learn from each other’s experiences. To do that she hunts for inspirational leaders who share their stories, explaining the challenges and achievements of running an organisation. Eleonora is also skilled at gathering together people from all sorts of backgrounds who want learn from those stories and apply their new knowledge to be able to work better and smarter.

Eleonora is a real foodie and as an Italian in Scotland has been impressed with the country’s very best produce.

eleonora.vanello@prosper.scot

Alison Douglas

Digital & Event Co-ordinator (Maternity Leave)

Alison Douglas

Digital & Event Co-ordinator (Maternity Leave)

Alison is an essential member of the Peer Works team, managing the Club’s online presence and external communications, as well as organising and promoting all the monthly events.

She loves to make the most of online tools for digital storytelling, using these to help support others and make a positive impact. Alison has a degree in Law and Psychology, and prior to joining Prosper, worked mainly in the third sector.

Away from work Alison enjoys being a mum, baking and delving into all things true crime.

alison.douglas@prosper.scot

Clare Reid

Director of Policy & Public Affairs

Clare Reid

Director of Policy & Public Affairs

Clare’s role at Prosper fulfils her passions.

Clare looks after our Policy team and leads on government and stakeholder engagement, Peer Works and Young Engineers and Science Clubs. She loves working with our fantastic, talented team across all of these areas and getting to meet the most amazing array of people in her daily work. She really enjoys finding out about what’s going on in their worlds, uncovering future trends and bringing people from diverse industries, sectors and backgrounds together to make a difference.

Outside of work you’ll probably find Clare cooking up a storm in the kitchen, on a bike or up a hill walking and talking with family and friends.

clare.reid@prosper.scot

John Urquhart

Regional Manager, North East

John Urquhart

Regional Manager, North East

John has a long-standing affiliation with the North East and is proud to represent Prosper members from that area.

He lives in Aberdeen, and absolutely wants the city and region to thrive. John’s working weeks are centred around meeting with existing members to try and understand the opportunities and challenges they are currently experiencing, and finding ways to help. He is heavily involved in developing a strong events schedule so local members can network, listen to quality speakers and experience many of the great venues in the region.

Personal time is devoted to family, golf, Aberdeen FC and many walks on the city’s glorious beach.

john.urquhart@prosper.scot

Mhairi Duncan

Regional Manager, Central & South of Scotland

Mhairi Duncan

Regional Manager, Central & South of Scotland

One of the great joys of Mhairi’s working life is that no two days are ever the same.

As one of Prosper’s Regional Managers, covering Central and South of Scotland, her job is to look after existing members and recruit new ones. There’s also plenty of event planning and hosting. Mhairi’s a west coast lass, hailing from the Isle of Bute and now enjoying life in rural Stirlingshire, living in a B&B run by her husband.

She enjoys country walks and hill climbing with the family’s cocker spaniel Cooper. Mhairi is also an occasional golfer, foodie, sports lover, music nerd and proud mum to Maisie & Tom.

mhairi.duncan@prosper.scot

Grant Campbell

Regional Manager, Highlands & Islands

Grant Campbell

Regional Manager, Highlands & Islands

As our man in the north, Grant works closely with members from all sectors and industries to support their growth and development ambitions.

Organising thought leadership and networking events for members in the Highland & Islands and working with the regional committee to understand the ever-changing economic landscape, allows him to work collaboratively towards better prosperity in the region. Living in Ross-shire allows Grant to live an active outdoor life with his family.

In his free time, you’ll find him on the golf course, out on a kayak or enjoying in the natural environment of a woodland walk, mountain or beach somewhere across the Highlands.

grant.campbell@prosper.scot

Sabrina Allan

Head of Communications

Sabrina Allan

Head of Communications

Sabrina is queen of communications at Prosper.

She is in charge of our communications strategy, making sure that Prosper is proudly promoting what it does to all sorts of audiences, and sharing our many success stories. Before joining Prosper in 2023, Sabrina honed her communications skills across a range of roles including social housing, the third sector and higher education. She is passionate about making a difference and volunteered as a member of the Children’s Panel in Glasgow for four years.

Sabrina’s happy place is anywhere with friends and family – especially if it’s sunny and good food is involved.

sabrina.allan@prosper.scot

Alasdair Gray

Marketing & Social Media Co-ordinator

Alasdair Gray

Marketing & Social Media Co-ordinator

Alasdair’s role at Prosper sees him handling external communications to raise awareness of the organisation’s activities.

One minute he might be promoting in-depth policy work and the next he’s publicising events or just-published reports. Alasdair makes sure that Prosper’s digital presence remains up to date – his job is to keep on top of the website, social media streams and direct marketing. He’s a problem-solver who enjoys identifying new ways to improve the way Prosper works.

In his spare time, Alasdair enjoys photography and graphic design as well as all things DIY.

alasdair.gray@prosper.scot