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

You can also call Kellie here: 01382 388 310

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
Call Chris on 01382 384 003

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
Call Claire on 01382 388 044

Leadership Team

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 386 043
email: dbroadfoot@dusa.co.uk

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 386 011
email: scraig@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.

Phone: 01382 388 903
email: mdean@dusa.co.uk

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 386 014
email: ydouglas@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.

Phone: 01382 388 310
email: kioannou@dusa.co.uk

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 386 026
email: koneil@dusa.co.uk

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.

Phone: 01382 381 118
email: cpreater@dusa.co.uk

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 386 009
email: tsan@dusa.co.uk

Fraser Cairns

Senior social media
& web officer

Fraser has recently joined the team here at DUSA and will be redesigning the website as well as enhancing engagement on social media platforms.

email: fcairns@dusa.co.uk

Irina Darpatova-Pelc

Student Opportunities Coordinator

Irina leads the Activities Team and supports your elected student representatives – the vice presidents of Student Activities, Communities and Fundraising. She provides practical support for societies as well as helping students volunteer for both DUSA and external organisations. Together with the RAG representatives she also encourages and helps the fundraising efforts of students and societies.

In her life outside work Irina volunteers with Dundee Women’s Festival. She is very passionate about equality, and also loves ancient history, reading and travelling. Irina is looking forward to building our #kinder, #greener and #diverse DUSA together.

Phone: 01382 381 884
email: ipelc@dusa.co.uk

Alpha Farrell

Customer Safety Lead

Alpha leads our Customer Safety team and supports the Student Experience team, working to ensure we create an environment that is as safe and enjoyable as possible. Alpha plays a key role in the planning and delivery of our regular event activities, as well as our large one-off events.

Email: afarrell@dusa.co.uk

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