Meet the team – Fin Quinn
Fin has just started with Social Investment Scotland, supporting its operations and administration as we continue to develop and grow as an organisation.
Fin was born to Irish parents in Birmingham and says everything she’s done in her life has always centred on the idea of trying to help and enable people in all walks of life. In West Bromwich in Birmingham, she was a local Youth Worker and helped to run a local youth club for disadvantaged kids in the area.
In the 1990s, in the midst of the Bosnian War, Fin joined Edinburgh Direct Aid (before even moving to Edinburgh) and after raising funds and collecting donations from several big businesses, she drove in convoy to Bosnia, sleeping under lorries and delivering vital essentials to the Bosnian people. It was this experience that firmly acquainted her with the strength and compassion of the charitable sector and her own passion to help people. Soon after, she decided to take a sabbatical, and spent a year working in Brazil with families and children who lived on the streets. She has a passion for experiencing new cultures and new challenges. She is passionate about travelling and has also spent a month backpacking through Australia. It’s her travels she says that allows her to keep her perspective and appreciate how people around the world can be so generous and loving with so little.
She has worked extensively in the private sector with Xerox and latterly with Police Scotland. She hopes to bring her acute administrative and organisational skills to SIS and is enthusiastic about the future of social investment and social enterprise in Scotland and beyond.