Our Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the strategic management of the charity.

The Board meets at least six times a year and is appointed by its members. All Digital Xtra Fund trustee positions are voluntary.

Ian Ritchie CBE


Ian Ritchie CBE is Chairman of iomart Group plc. Computer Application Services Ltd., Krotos, Cogbooks, and a non-executive director of RedFox Media. He is also Chairman of Our Dynamic Earth, the Edinburgh Science Centre. Ian is also a trustee of the David Hume Institute, a trustee of the Saltire Foundation, and a board member of the National Theatre of Scotland., he is a past President of the British Computer Society and former Vice-President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Polly Purvis


Polly Purvis is CEO of trade association ScotlandIS. Polly represents ScotlandIS on the Digital Excellence Business Excellence Partnership, the Tech Partnership UK Scotland board, the ICT Skills Group and the Industrial Advisory Board of the University of Dundee’s School of Computing. Polly chairs the board of CodeClan and is a director of dotScot Registry.

David McNeill


David McNeill is the Digital Director for Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) who he joined from Young Scot where he had been Partnerships & Innovation Director (Depute Chief Executive). Previously, David was a Senior Consultant with Rocket Science UK. David is currently a Trustee of the Voluntary Action Fund and Recharge, a youth work project in East Lothian.

Paul Zealey


Paul Zealey is the Skills Planning Lead at Skills Development Scotland and director at Paul Zealey Ltd working with cities, festivals and major events. Paul is also a Non Exec Director of the Scottish Youth Theatre and was previously Chair of Glasgow Film, Projects Director at Scottish Enterprise, Head of Engagement & Legacy at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Scotland committee member for Big Lottery Fund.

Laura McEwan


Laura McEwan is Head of HR for DogFi.sh mobile. A CIPD qualified HR professional of many years, Laura is an expert in policy design and implementation in the areas of performance management, contractual change and equal opportunities

Abby Wilson


Abby is a Service Delivery Manager with Fujitsu and is the Scotland lead for Fujitsu’s Responsible Business programme which covers a wide range of community involvement activities, including charity partners, school engagement, diversity and inclusion, environmental agendas, and health and well being.

Phil Worms


Phil Worms is Computing & Schools Lead project manager at ScotlandIS responsible for developing the Digital Xtra Fund.  Prior to this role he was Chief Marketing Officer at iomart Group plc and is a founder and Trustee of the Helensburgh Heroes charity.

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