Our People

Meet the team behind Dundee University Students Association

Senior Leadership Team

Cheryl-Ann Cruickshank

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 at: ccruickshank@dusa.co.uk
Call Cheryl-Ann on: 01382 386060

Chris Gourley

Chris Gourley

Head of Operations (Student Experience)

Chris leads the Operations team at DUSA, focussed on delivering excellent services, products, and environments within our facilities, designed to enhance the experience for students at the University of Dundee.
This includes retail sites, hospitality spaces and other facilities available for use by the student body.

You can email Chris at: cgourley@dusa.co.uk
Call Chris on 01382 386665

Maciej Alexander

Maciej Alexander

Head of Strategy, Performance and Impact Measurement

Maciej leads on the development and operationalisation of DUSA’s strategic plan grounded in sound and evidence-based processes and data.

He leads the Executive Support Team who provide strategic communication, administrative, research and policy support to the Executive Committee, develop employability and volunteering opportunities and support over 200 student societies.

Maciej is a social researcher at heart with extensive experience in leadership, project management and evaluation acquired in the public, private and third sector organisations.

You can email Maciej at: malexander@dusa.co.uk
Call Maciej on 01382 388044

Leadership Team

Sarah Craig

Sarah Craig

Marketing & Communications Manager

Sarah is responsible for leading on the development and implementation of DUSA’s strategic communications and media plan. She ensures the delivery of high-profile positive media, supporting DUSA to deliver on its strategic and campaign objectives. Sarah also advises the Executive Committee, CEO, and senior management team colleagues on all communications and marketing activity. She is an experienced networker within the local business community, always striving to build key relationships on behalf of DUSA.

Phone: 01382 386011
email: scraig@dusa.co.uk

Moira Dean

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.

Phone: 01382 388903
email: mdean@dusa.co.uk

Yvonne Douglas

Yvonne Douglas

Human Resources Manager

Yvonne oversees DUSA’s HR practices, processes and strategies. She oversees all of DUSA’s  recruitment processes, the planning and implementation of training programs for staff and ensuring that employees follow best practices and company policies.  Yvonne is instrumental in ensuring our DUSA’s culture statement is embedded in all of our work.

Phone: 01382 386014
email: ydouglas@dusa.co.uk

Lucy Marshall

Lucy Marshall

Advice & Support Coordinator

Lucy 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 been instrumental in making DUSA a designated Safe Place for any individuals feeling anxious or in need of support.

phone: 01382 381118
email: lmarshall@dusa.co.uk

Mhairi Ovenstone

Mhairi Ovenstone

Finance Manager

Mhairi oversees DUSA’s end-to-end finance operations, financial planning and analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, and constantly looks to make improvements to procedures and controls.  She leads on the analysis of monthly and quarterly reports, and presenting findings to the CEO and Board.

phone: 01382 381072
email: movenstone@dusa.co.uk

Gail Riley

Gail Riley

Food & Beverage Manager

Gail is responsible for planning and delivering the food and drink offerings in all DUSA’s hospitality venues – The Liar, The Terrace, Pavement Café and Air Bar as well as some satellite sites on campus.

She is also responsible for functions and events that are food and drink based and can offer advice to and assistance to support these.

Gail ensures that our products and customer service provided is always our top focus and that DUSA complies with all the required food safety regulations.

She has a large team of staff who all work together to make DUSA the best place for students and visitors to eat, drink and socialise.

phone: 01382 384033
email: griley@dusa.co.uk

Dave Broadfoot

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.

phone: 01382 386043
email: dbroadfoot@dusa.co.uk

Kevin O'Neil

Kevin O'Neil

Chef Manager

Kevin is responsible for all the food produced and served within the DUSA building and some satellite operations on campus.  Together with his team, he also caters for events and functions across campus including Bonar Hall. One of his key objectives is to produce and provide quality, appropriate and affordable menus within all outlets whilst constantly striving to improve and enhance the dining experience for our students.

phone: 01382 386026
email: koneil@dusa.co.uk

Trevor San

Trevor San

Events Manager

Events and activities play a huge part in the success of DUSA.  Trevor works closely with DUSA’s Societies to plan and organise promotional and social events. He is responsible for running a range of events and activities, ensuring the student community is engaged.  He manages the whole process from planning right through to running the event and carrying out the post-event evaluation.

phone: 01382 386009
email: tsan@dusa.co.uk

David Shields

David Shields

Bars Manager

David is responsible for all front of house bar operations within DUSA itself and under the DUSA banner at satellite venues across campus. He facilitates all staff training and development within the Bars team. David also develops and implements all menu and product changes to deliver the experience University of Dundee students want.

phone: 01382 386157
email: dshields@dusa.co.uk

Stewart Squire

Stewart Squire

Democratic Support & Policy Coordinator

Stewart works to develop and implement student voice and engagement policy across the University of Dundee. He leads on the training and development of student representatives across different levels and roles.
He provides support and advice to student representatives across important issues from welfare, disciplinary and campaigns.

phone: 01382 381119
email: ssquire@dusa.co.uk