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Jamie Shovelin Membership Services Manager

Lizzie PerryBusiness Support Administrator

Louise DonoghueBusiness Support Administrator

Louise started her administration career at the age of 16 after leaving school and completing her Business and Administration Level 3 apprenticeship with Dumfries and Galloway Council. After completing her qualification with 3 years’ experience she then gained employment in recruitment as a recruitment administrator at Driver Hire Dumfries where she remained for over a year until joining DGChamber in September 2018. Louise started at DG Chamber as our Finance, Events and Communications Administrator up until April 2022 when she went on Maternity Leave. Louise has since came back to her role on a part-time contract providing social media and business administration support to DGChamber and DYW. 


Graeme GallowayProgramme Director - Developing the Young Workforce

Caroline DavidsonProgramme Manager - Developing the Young Workforce

Caroline joined the DYW DG regional team in April 2019 having previously worked in further education for 18 years, of which 10 involved directly working directly with young people in Dumfries and Galloway through the coordination of schools and Foundationship apprenticeship programmes working extensively with the DYW DG team as well as schools, pupils, parents and employers.

Caroline has a great passion for our region, helping young people gain employment and remaining within Dumfries and Galloway.  She looks forward to continuing this work and engaging with businesses to create a skilled, modern workforce and brings a vast experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to the Programme Manager's role.

Justin ThomasProgramme Manager - Developing the Young Workforce

Justin Thomas joined DYW DG with over 18 years varied experience in the private sector working in Glasgow, London, Brighton and then a further 6 years service in the public sector within the DWP. He has also worked with a Social Enterprise charity project in Manchester setting up employment, work experience, community and volunteer projects with industry.  In 2019, Justin celebrates 10 years of working with young people. 

He brings a unique perspective and understanding of various sectors to his role as DYW DG Programme Manager.