Our Team

Kinder, Greener, Diverse

Senior Management Team

Cheryl-Ann Cruickshank

Chief Executive officer

As Chief Executive Cheryl-Ann provides vision, leadership and operational direction to the Association staff.  She works closely with the Student Executive and the Board to develop DUSA’s strategy, ensuring long-term sustainability and relevance.

Cheryl-Ann is an experienced charity sector senior leader with expertise in delivering large scale transformational change projects, including culture change. She is ultimately responsible for making sure that DUSA’s resources are directed towards achieving DUSA’s strategic plan.

She provides advice, support and development to the Student Executive to empower them to deliver on their manifesto commitments.

She is also company secretary to the Board of Trustees, responsible alongside Board for effective governance arrangements. She is the principal advisor to the Board and ensures Trustees receive adequate support whilst making sure the organisation fulfils its legal, statutory and regulatory responsibilities.

You can email Cheryl-Ann’s PA, Kellie here: kioannou@dusa.co.uk

Chris Gourley

Head of Operations
Student Experience

Chris oversees several aspects of our work at DUSA, including Retail, Advice & Support, Student Opportunities and general Facilities available for students. He is focussed on enhancing the student experience and providing new opportunities for members to participate in all aspects of student life.

You can email Chris at: cgourley@dusa.co.uk

Claire Lornie

Head of Operations
Events & Hospitality

Claire leads the Operations team for hospitality and events at DUSA. She is focussed on enhancing the student experience through the events and hospitality offering, working with the team to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all within our range of events and hospitality spaces.

You can email Claire at: clornie@dusa.co.uk

Leadership Team

Candy Preater

Advice & SUpport Coordinator

Candy is responsible for the advice and support team, delivering guidance to students on a variety of issues including housing, academic support, personal safety, health, employment, money and budgeting.  She has a wealth of experience in the charitable sector and is instrumental in making sure that DUSA remains a designated Safe Place for any individuals feeling anxious or in need of support.

email: cpreater@dusa.co.uk

Dave Broadfoot

Facilities Manager

Dave is responsible for the operation and maintenance of DUSA’s building systems and services.  As facilities manager, he manages services and processes that support the core business of the Association, making sure the working environment is maintained for students and staff and their activities.

email: dbroadfoot@dusa.co.uk

Kellie Ioannou

Business Support Manager and PA to the Chief Executive

Kellie provides comprehensive Personal Assistant support to the Chief Executive Officer, as well as general administrative support to the Senior Management Team, the Leadership Team and to the Board of Trustees.

email: kioannou@dusa.co.uk

Fraser Cairns

Senior Web &
Social Media Officer

Since joining us, Fraser has successfully spearheaded the redesign of our website, delivering an enhanced user experience. In addition, he has played a pivotal role in boosting engagement on our social media platforms, driving increased brand visibility and audience interaction.

Fraser is currently working behind the scenes on our new membership system, utilizing his expertise to segment our audiences more effectively.

email: fcairns@dusa.co.uk

Moira Dean

Retail Services Manager

Moira is responsible for leading her team of experienced retail colleagues in ensuring the expectations and standards of their customers and DUSA are not only met but exceeded at all times.

Moira strives to source an ever-changing range of products to ensure the needs of our diverse and multi-cultural student population are met.

She leads the way within the retail industry for sourcing and providing environmentally friendly and sustainable products within the stores and welcomes any ideas or suggestions to enhance the retail department whilst always maintaining a high level of personal customer care within our DUSA stores as students are at the heart of what we do.

email: mdean@dusa.co.uk

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