Aileen Overend

Head of Financial Services

A self-reliant and conscientious finance professional having informed, formulated and delivered strategy from a series of diverse roles within the private, public and third sector.  Proven inspirational leadership skills, including managing multi-disciplinary teams, training and motivating a full array of stakeholders within projects.  My determination and passion to make a difference through a solution focused outlook, in addition to innovation and resourcefulness ensures delivery of high-quality results for the society and our future.

Contact details:
  • +44 (0)1631 559133

My role and responsibilities at SAMS

I play a leading financial role within SAMS supporting business decision making and performance management to enable a financially secure future for SAMS.

Furthermore, I manage the Financial Support Services team, comprising both finance and contract management staff, enabling a value adding service to SAMS.

I also ensure that our financial and contract management processes and procedures are fit for purpose.


Employment history

Since November 2022 Head of Financial Services, SAMS

2010-2022 Civil Contingencies Officer, Finance and latterly Strategic Finance Partner. Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

2002-2014 Finance Manager and Head of Service. Several third sector childcare organisations

1992-2002 Junior to Senior Internal Auditor. Bank of Scotland


Educational qualifications

1998 BA (Hons) Financilal Management. Napier University

2013 PDA Analysing Resilience Management. New College Lanarkshire

2005 HNC Childcare & Education. James Watt College


Professional roles

Treasurer, Yoga Scotland SCIO

Treasurer, Film Access Scotland SCIO


Professional bodies

Fellow, Association of Charted Certified Accountants

Chartered Member, Chartered Banker Institute


Relevant additional qualifications

Institute of Occupational Health (Managing Safely) I.O.S.H.