Our senior management team
One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) has five members of staff on our senior management team.
Our senior management is backed up by departmental management and workers.
Satwat has more than 25 years’ experience in the voluntary and public sector in Scotland and England, working in the fields of equalities, education, employability, economic development/regeneration and early years and childcare. Since joining OPFS in 2011, she has been a member of several commissions and advisory groups and is a member of the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girl. She is on the boards of Children in Scotland and Families Outside.
Anne has over 40 years of working with people in some form of support, learning or information role. Background and qualifications initially in Education and Community Learning moving into childcare in 1992. Anne began working for OPFS in 1998 to establish the OPFS model of Registered home based child care and progressed to the role of Deputy Director in 2008, with a widened role to include personnel management in 2014.
Head of Policy & Strategy
Marion has 30 yrs experience working in the third sector in various roles including community development, welfare rights, policy & research and senior management. Marion is involved in various third sector partnerships aiming to influence change - Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform, School Clothing Grants Campaign and the End Child Poverty Coalition. She works to ensure the OPFS sustains and strengthens the voice of single parent and their children in reaching policy makers.
Head of Support for Families
Umar's primary role is to lead the direct service provision with single parent families and their children. This includes managing all services across the 5 OPFS centres as well as the establishment of a new, national Mental Health Service for single parents. He brings over twenty years' experience as a community practitioner within Children & Families, with over a decade in senior roles across local and national charities as well as, more recently, in education and pastoral care.
Head of Finance
Charles is a qualified accountant, novice climber, and life-long gamer. As well as being Head of Finance at One Parent Families Scotland, Charles has the honour of being able to support young people through his treasurer roles at Muirhouse Youth Development Group and Canongate Youth.