Our Trustees

MicroLoan’s Trustees in the UK and Africa help to steer the charity to ensure that we achieve both social and financial goals and comply with the relevant legislation in each jurisdiction.

Dr Mick Jackson – Chairman

Mick became part of the MicroLoan family in 2019 when MicroLoan merged with the WildHearts Foundation. WildHearts and MicroLoan now share a board of trustees, of which Mick serves as the chairman.

He is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of the WildHearts Group, – a portfolio of B2B social businesses committed to creating global social change. The profits from WildHearts companies support the work of the Foundation.  Mick has been recognised globally for his work. He is the second only recipient of the highly prestigious Babson Social Innovation Award from the world’s top school in entrepreneurship and an EY Entrepreneur of the Year. WildHearts was also voted the Social Enterprise UK’s People Choice by the UK public.

Mick is a passionate advocate for financial inclusion. Bringing this passion and drive will help MicroLoan achieve greater social impact and contribute to our goal of transforming 1 million lives every year.

Bernice Dunsmuir

Bernice is a corporate lawyer by background, having spent over 10 years with top law firms advising companies on a wide range of  transactions, including M&A, listing on the London Stock Exchange and joint ventures. More recently she has specialised in corporate governance and runs her own consultancy, advising boards on board effectiveness.  She is also active in the legal and professional development of lawyers.

Karen Scholes

Karen has over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant, and is an owner and director of Scholes CA Ltd. Scholes CA Ltd have offices in both the Orkney Islands and Edinburgh. Karen also served as the Chair of the ICAS Members in Practice Advisory Board, and currently sits as a member of the ICAS Council, she is an advocate for raising the profile of the accountancy profession.

Karen is passionate about entrepreneurship and financial education, demonstrated by her role as a Stewart Ivory Financial Education Officer.

Colin Milne

Colin is a Network Engineer, with a career that has seen him work across the public and private sectors. His expertise is extensive, specialising in areas across technology, engineering and IT. Passionate about global and local social change, Colin has served on WildHearts Foundation board as trustee for almost 10 years.