Meet the Team

Tricia HunterProgramme Director

Tricia Hunter’s career spans more than 27 years within vocational training and recruitment across the Dumfries and Galloway region and further afield. Having been involved in developing the young workforce of Dumfries and Galloway since 1990 Tricia has worked closely with all – young people, employers, educators and various stakeholders. 

She has a real passion for motivating and developing people, and aims to help Dumfries and Galloway employers to showcase the numerous career paths and occupations available locally, and to inspire and encourage young people to access these. 

Tricia Hunter

Senga GreenwoodProgramme Manager

Senga Greenwood has always had a passion for sport and working with young people. Born and bred in Dumfries and Galloway, Senga started her working life as a PE teacher at Annan and Lockerbie Academies. She later emigrated to Australia, and spent over 20 years working in the commercial world of international hotel sales and marketing.

Senga brings to her role as DYW DG Programme Manager her strength and experience in those business disciplines as well as a commitment to the wellbeing and development of young people.

Senga Greenwood

Justin ThomasProgramme Manager

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.

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

Justin Thomas


As part of our School visit programme, working with DYW DG, we had the pleasure of attending Stranraer Academy. We received a very warm welcome and had a lovely day with the teachers and children. The children were so engaging and excited about the prospect of employment within the rail industry and we found the whole experience to be a humbling one. A huge thank you to DYW DG for organising!

Sandra Cahill, Project Manager, Scot Rail HR

The feedback from the pupils was fantastic and we were over the moon with how our first site visit went  – it was so exciting to hear how enthusiastic the young people were about a future career with the industry and how our different team members had inspired them to look at certain roles that they hadn’t necessarily thought about before.

Emma Porteous, Marketing Manager, Robinsons, Lockerbie


DYW DG has helped Bank of Scotland give young people in Stranraer new avenues in which to explore opportunities locally and in the wider region. Our talk at Stranraer Academy, arranged by DYW, gave students and parents the opportunity to understand the options available in the local area. With DYW's help and support, Bank of Scotland have been able to reach out to the local community and give young people in the area an idea of what retail banking involves.

Craig Daniel, Manager, Bank of Scotland, Stranraer branch

When recruiting our new trainees, DYW DG's input and co-ordination between agencies helped invaluably in guiding us through what assistance was available and the processes therein. We would certainly use DYW’s contacts and again, especially accessing young talent.

Susan Sutherland, Crichton Executive Officer

SRUC’s Barony Campus students were given a unique entrepreneur opportunity thanks to DYW DG and Chamber of Commerce partnership working and support for the introduction of the ‘Entrepreneur Aspire’ Award. SRUC looks forward to offering this entrepreneur opportunity next academic year, with a possible option to include other regions within Scotland. It is a pleasure to work with DYW DG, who are so enthusiastic and supportive of our students and their business aspirations for the future.

Julie Parker, Senior Tutor, SRUC Barony Campus