Our board has a wealth of industry experience and we consider ourselves to be sector specialists with a passion for helping people be the best they can be. In addition to our industry knowledge, our board also has experience in areas such as law, property and health and wellbeing.
Triage was founded in 1998 by Kate Carnegie MBE. Kate’s passion in life has always been to help people succeed and it was the foundation on which Triage was built. Although Kate is no longer involved in the day-to-day running of Triage, it remains a family owned business.
From an early age, Kate’s father instilled a strong work ethic in Kate and her twin sister. Having worked until he was in his seventies, Kate’s drive and determination to succeed can be attributed to the encouragement she received at home.
Wanting to train as a Company Secretary, Kate began her career in a solicitors in Dundee at the age of 18. Over the years, Kate experienced different sectors from law, to engineering, to construction, and soon set her sights on accounting. Kate qualified as a Company Secretary and Accountant but, despite her hard work, she still didn’t feel that true sense of achievement.
Not long after, Kate set up the Dynamus Group. Then, following the introduction of New Deal, the first government employability programme that allowed private sector delivery, Kate set up Triage. In Kate’s words ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained’, so Kate - alongside British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (now known as TCV) - successfully bid to deliver New Deal in Scotland.
In 2011, Kate was awarded an MBE in recognition of the life changing work she did throughout her 20 years leading Triage to success.
Undoubtedly hard work and determination have played a huge role in Kate’s success but, Kate’s love for helping other people succeed is what really set Triage apart when it was first established and is what continues to set it apart today.
Kate’s passion for people is contagious, and despite retiring in 2018, Kate hopes that Triage employees will continue to look at their participants and think as she once did: "I want to make you the best you can be."
Paul joined Triage as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2019 having spent the previous 12 years with international human service provider Ingeus, leading its UK-wide employability business.
Prior to this, Paul spent 18 years with Glasgow-based social enterprise the Wise Group, initially working in marketing and public affairs, before leading on the establishment of employer-led programmes.
In addition to his CEO responsibilities, Paul also serves as Chair for the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), as well as Chair of Employment Support Scotland. He is also a Director of the Scottish Training Federation (STF).
Sarah spent 25 years at Triage, serving as Operations Director since 2002 and a board member since 2009. Sarah retired in March 2023 and now serves as a Non-Executive Director.
Prior to joining Triage, Sarah spent 20 years with the Employment Service (now Jobcentre Plus), working across a range of operational, development and leadership roles.
Sarah is a well known and respected figure across the employment support landscape, having devoted more than 47 years of her working life to the industry.
Ashleigh joined the Triage board in 2013 after spending time working in an audit and compliance role in Triage.
She provides leadership and input on health and wellbeing matters across Triage's business areas and leads on the delivery of first aid training.
Away from her involvement in Triage, Ashleigh is a senior nurse and has worked across a range of clinical areas and for a number of health boards across Scotland.
Liam joined the Triage board in 2014, acting as the Principle Legal Adviser to the company.
Liam is Chair of Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, one of Scotland's longest established law firms. Liam specialises in arbitration and dispute resolution, and he is a Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators, as well as a member of the Law Society of Scotland.
Lisa joined the Triage board in 2013 having spent a number of years working across a range of operational support and development roles.
Outside Triage, Lisa has developed and run a number of successful businesses, and currently leads a property development firm which provides high quality homes for rent.
“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”