Tracey started her career in finance, with Scotland’s largest building society at the time and after the birth of her children moved onto pastures new. Working with the Commonwealth Games Council as well as Army HQ she applied for the post that basically changed her life.
Initially a project within one of Fife’s largest social enterprises, Tracey was responsible for the delivery of Scotland’s first School for Social Entrepreneurs in 2002 and the SSE UK’s first network School. For 10 years she supported social entrepreneurs throughout the country with its action learning based programmes and in 2012, she left the charity to set up SSE Scotland. As founding director she took over the role of CEO and has spent the last two years delivering the Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme as well as a Coalfields Regeneration School funded by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust Scotland. The newest contract awarded supports both Council staff and voluntary organisations in West Lothian to create more entrepreneurial activity in the local authority area accessing SSE Scotland’s programmes and networks.
She is an advocate for individuals wanting to create change within their communities and has a passion for supporting individuals who have a can do attitude. She has worked in many of the former coalfield and rural communities of Scotland and is keen to form new, viable partnerships Scotland wide.
Married with two daughters, she spends her spare time travelling, enjoys the great outdoors and living life to the full!