Focused on improving your business, our support team all have key roles in delivering incredible service throughout your Remarkable journey.
Interim Chief Executive
Interim Chief Executive
As Interim Chief Executive at Remarkable, Bonnie has overall responsibility for Remarkable working closely with both the Senior Leadership Team and with the Chair and Board.
Her areas of responsibility include leading the development of Remarkable’s vision to create 1 million leaders by 2023 – both in the long term and on an annual basis alongside building relationships on behalf of Remarkable across our stakeholder landscape, including the Scottish Government and corporate partners such as Investors in People UK and Turn the Ship Around! She also leads the Senior Leadership Team – Cate, Andy and Alison – in the areas of work across the organisation: Finance, Client Relationships, People and Marketing.
Her previous experience includes Director for Scotland at Badenoch & Clark and regional Director with Hays. She is curious about people and about business.
Bonnie is a Non-Executive Director with Women’s Enterprise Scotland. She was the Chair of Women onto Work and the Chair of The National Theatre Scotland Advisory Development Board.
In 2014 she was awarded the Institute of Directors (IoD) Female Director of the year and in 2015 the IoD Director of the year for Family Friendly Flexible working.
Outside of work, Bonnie’s interests include her horse and all things equestrian.
Favourite Food: Any raw fruit or vegetable
Favourite Band: Chill out Classical
Favourite Place: La Drome, South of France
Jen is the go-to woman for general needs in the office - from stationery to sandwiches, diaries to doughnuts. She makes sure that everyone has the things they need to do the best job they can to help you achieve your goals. Her most important job in the office? Making sure the right morning rolls get to the right people on a Friday morning...
After more than ten years in retail, Jen returned to study and is working towards a degree in Library and Information Science with the Open University.
In her spare time, Jen knits like a fiend, watches far too many crime documentaries on Netflix (if you need to get away with murder, Jen knows what not to do...) and buys far more books and graphic novels than she'll ever have time to read. She’s a regular pub quiz attendee, and enjoys socialising with friends and family.
Favourite Food: Anything loaded with garlic and butter
Favourite Band: Anais Mitchell, Hozier, Everclear
Favourite Place: Budapest
Alan is responsible for quality and ensures clients receive the highest standard of delivery possible in order to meet and exceed expectations. This involves working closely with the Specialist team to offer advice and guidance where appropriate. Alan holds an MBA from Edinburgh University and his work experience includes roles with BT and Lothian and Borders Police and Fire Brigade.
In his free time, Alan follows Motherwell FC, attending both home and away games. This is why he looks older than he really is!
Favourite Food: Chinese
Favourite Band: Joan Armatrading
Favourite Place: Malta
Karen manages day to day finance transactions and is the go to person for all financial queries. An Honours graduate in Maths and Finance, Karen joined Remarkable after 12 months backpacking around the world.
Karen also worked for Standard Life for six years and, in 2010, she took part in the Laikipia Leadership and Management Course in Kenya where she delivered a workshop in Personal Effectiveness.
She also enjoys spending time with her nephews and dog, Willow.
Favourite Food: Moules Frites
Favourite Band: Ben Howard
Favourite Place: Hot, sunny places! SE Asia, S America...
Irene manages the day to day finance function of the business. She has a BA in Business Studies and Languages and qualified as a certified accountant in 2004, while working in logistics.
Her previous roles include working with Christian Salvesen, IKEA, Mr Kipling and with the charity which owns Edinburgh Zoo. There, she got the chance to feed Yang Guang, one of the giant pandas.
A busy mum who enjoys catching up with family and friends, Irene keeps fit at the gym and while running a Rainbow unit with the Girl Guides.
Favourite Food: I just like good food! (and nice wine!)
Favourite Band: Love pretty much any music!
Favourite Place: Haven't discovered my favourite yet! :-)
As a Project Manager, Kris is here to facilitate & support the Remarkable Specialists in Assessment & Advisory Projects running smoothly and successfully.
Kris holds a bachelor's honours degree in Fine Art from the Nottingham Trent University, writes a food blog, and forages in the undergrowth for interesting culinary and horticultural pursuits.
Outwith the working week, he likes Cooking, Motorbikes, Astronomy, Tattoos, Art & Design, Reading, Gardening, Music, Grape & Grain, DIY, his Cat, his daughter Poppy and his wife Anne.
Favourite Food: Japanese food
Favourite Band: Tool
Favourite Place: Rome
HR and People Manager
HR and People Manager
Emily supports the Remarkable team in all people related matters including recruitment, training and development.
She joined Remarkable in 2011 with a degree is in Economics and Finance from the University of St Andrews and with previous experince working in recruitment.
Married with one son, Emily also enjoys cooking, entertaining and socialising with friends.
Favourite Food: Seafood
Favourite Band: Coldplay
Favourite Place: South of France
As Marketing Manager, Karen presides over communications, social media and public relations. She supports our clients in maximising exposure of their Remarkable achievements.
Karen completed a Business Management and Public Policy degree at the University of Glasgow before beginning her career in a Marketing role within an engineering services provider.
Outside of work, Karen enjoys travelling, socialising with family and friends and the odd bit of exercise.
Favourite Food: I couldn't possibly choose!
Favourite Band: Biffy Clyro
Favourite Place: Vietnam
Client Account Manager
Client Account Manager
Alistair's role is relationship management focussed. To ensure we deliver value to our clients, he is here to answer your questions and support our specialist team.
Prior to joining Remarkable Alistair completed an MBA at Heriot Watt, with a focus in Performance Management and HR Management.
Alistair is big music fan and when not at work enjoys spending time with his wife Jane and their son Ewen.
Favourite Food: Pizza
Favourite Band: The MC5
Favourite Place: Italy and Berlin
Cate began her career with The Boots Company PLC on their Graduate Programme, after leaving The University of Edinburgh with an MA in English Literature & English Language. She has worked both as a client in entrepreneurial start ups, family companies and everything in between, and in agencies directing client accounts. Before joining Remarkable she ran her own marketing consultancy for 4 years. Cate is often invited to speak at events and has been commissioned to write features for national and local media. She also has a portfolio of Non-Executive Directorships, including Board Member for Creative Scotland, member of the Influencing Others Committee for Changing the Chemistry and Business Mentor for Edinburgh Research & Innovation. Previously she was a Director of the Scotland Malawi Partnership for 6 years. And out of work she is a dancer, culturalist, sportswoman, traveller and reader.
Favourite Food: Nigella’s Chicken Shawarma
Favourite Band: Eurythmics/Annie Lennox
Favourite Place: Lochinver and Australia
As a Project Manager, I support our Specialists throughout a client’s journey.
I joined the Remarkable team in November 2016 after spending nearly 10 years in my previous job in retail administration. I moved to Edinburgh on starting with Remarkable and have totally embraced city life.
When not at work, I enjoy socialising with friends, hanging out with my nieces and nephews, live music gigs and kicking back and relaxing.
Favourite Food: My Mum’s homemade chicken curry
Favourite Band: Too many to choose from but I do enjoy indie bands – Oasis are one of my favourites.
Favourite Place: Anywhere that has sunshine, a pool and a bar.
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