September 23, 2018

Trust Directors

All our Directors are unpaid volunteers and give their time, direction and advice for the benefit of the community. The Trust has a policy of openness and if you are interested to volunteer please get in touch.


Our directors are:

Karen Redfern, Treasurer and Interim Secretary

Originally from Sussex, Karen has been a regular visitor to the Isle of Skye for the past thirty years.  It has been since 2014, after finding that perfect piece of land to buy and build on that Karen and her husband Nigel have begun to put down roots and make Glendale their home.

Karen has recently combined her passions of design, craft, art and literature and is working on the first issue of a new magazine called Skye Makers which will feature the life stories, products and skills of the makers living on the island.

With a background in accountancy, a Diploma in Environment and Development and a love of Glendale and the island she is looking forward to working with both the Trust and the community in taking the Trust’s projects forward.


Dominic Houlder, Vice Chair

Dominic Houlder is one of Europe’s leading experts on B2B and professional services. He helps the leaders of major firms to connect with their clients, their colleagues and themselves in different and compelling ways.

Dominic brings a unique mix of theory, practical experience, and spiritual insight to his work. He is Adjunct Professor in Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management at London Business School where he has been based since 1994. Previously, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group and held senior leadership positions in the corporate world.

Dominic has an MA in History from Cambridge University and an MBA from Stanford Business School. Dominic has been a committed Buddhist practitioner for many years.


Dr John Cross

John was the Vice Chairman of the original Steering Group of the Glendale Trust, and did the groundwork in establishing us as a limited company and charity.  John then took over as Chair, but only for about a year as pressure of work intervened.  John is happy to be back serving on the the Trust and hopes to make a worthwhile contribution.

John is a retired chartered physiotherapist and acupuncturist. He is the author of 9 books on various aspects of complementary medicine and is currently writing his tenth. Hobbies are model making and classical music, and looking after his croft with his wife Andrea and dog Bones.




Elgar Finlay, Local Development Officer

Elgar is responsible for the delivery and management of all the projects currently being delivered by Glendale Trust, under the direction of the Board.

Elgar Finlay –  More information to follow





We are always looking to welcome more members to the board to help with progressing our projects, please get in touch if you can spare any time.