We are delighted to announce that Fiona Davis has been appointed as a member of Sistema Scotland's Board.
A Chartered Accountant by training, with a degree in Business Studies and French from the University of Edinburgh, Fiona has held a variety of different finance director roles, with an emphasis on strategy, business planning and business efficiency. Latterly she was the Finance Director for the Personal, Wealth and Ulster businesses at RBS/NatWest.
Since retirement, Fiona has taken up a number of trustee roles, including honorary treasurer at the Scottish SPCA (retired after second term in 2021), Vice Chair of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, and Director of Earlsferry Town Hall Ltd. A lifelong choir member, she appreciates what a huge contribution making music together can make to life.
Fiona Davis, new Board Member at Sistema Scotland, said: “I am delighted to join the Sistema Scotland Board and I am very much looking forward to visiting the Big Noise programmes across Scotland when restrictions allow. The Big Noise model demonstrates how learning and performing music collectively from a young age, supported by nurturing relationships with musicians, can significantly help children to realise their potential and strengthen the community around them.”
Benny Higgins, Chairman of Sistema Scotland, said: “I am extremely pleased to welcome Fiona to the Board of Sistema Scotland. She brings a a great deal of experience and expertise as a much-valued trustee in the cultural sector and a passionate belief in the role of music in improving lives. It has never been more important to ensure that the children and young people of Scotland are supported to develop their confidence, resilience and creativity. Sistema Scotland is committed to giving children and young people the opportunities and support they need to grow into happy, healthy, confident adults.”