Management and governance

As a professional organisation delivering high quality, free advice and information services to the people of Fife, we work hard to organise ourselves to best effect and plan for success.

Our Management Team

Norma Philpott Chief Executive Officer
David Redpath Business Development Manager
Angela Angel Finance and Resources Manager
Mike Gillan IT Manager
June Menzies Money Advice Manager
Myrian Lazo Advice Services Manager
Maureen Cooper PA/Office Manager

The Management Team under the leadership of the CEO take responsibility for the day to day management of the organisation. There are currently 74 paid staff and over 100 volunteers spread across 6 bureaux and an administrative base.

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of people who live or work in Fife. They have overall responsibility for finances, resources including staff and premises, health and safety and policies and procedures. The Board meets regularly, four or five times a year. There is an annual business planning day and a three year business planning cycle. Two of the directors are nominated directors from Fife Council and the CEO is also a Director. All other directors are elected annually. There are two officers of the Board, a Chairman and Vice Chairman. The Company Secretary is currently the CEO.

The prime functions of CARF’s Board of Directors are:

  • To ensure the organisation has sufficient funds and resources
  • To ensure Citizens Advice Scotland Membership standards are met
  • To meet legal obligations
  • To act as an employer of all paid staff

CARF have the following internal work groups that report into the Board:

  • Finance and Funding
  • Organisational Working Group (HR)
  • Premises
  • Volunteer and Staff Development
  • Social Policy
  • Learning and Best Practice
  • ICT
  • Development Team (organisational change)
  • Healthy Working Lives

Read more about our work in our 2015-16 Annual Report