Board of Trustees
There are currently seven members of our Board of Trustees.
Bill Wright – Chair
Bill lives with an inherited bleeding disorder and was the founding Chair Haemophilia Scotland as an independent charity. He brings a wealth of experience in the third sector and takes a lead on the contaminated blood and blood products campaign. He also serves on the Steering Group of the Scottish Inherited Bleeding Disorders Network.
Lynn Fraser – Vice Chair
Lynn is a solicitor and first became involved with Haemophilia Scotland when she worked with us during the Penrose Inquiry. She has led on our constitutional and advocacy work.
Nikki Gandy – Treasurer
Nikki is a professional charity fundraiser and brings that knowledge and expertise to the Board. She takes a lead on all resourcing issues and in particular our efforts to diversify our income.
Carolyn McGimpsey – Secretary
Carolyn is an educator with a son with an inherited bleeding disorder. She has been involved in bringing patients together in Scotland for many years and he experience of our community and child protection issues is invaluable.
Hugh is a communications professional who lives with an inherited bleeding disorder. He edits and produces our regular members magazine, The Wire. He also produced Board’s Standing Orders.
Lynne is a healthcare professional with a son with an inherited bleeding disorder. She has taken a leading role in the development of our programme of support events.
The Trustees of any charity provide the strategic direction and oversight. They make sure that the charity protects it’s reputation, manages it’s finances responsibly, and is focused on achieving it’s charitable aims and objectives.
Specifically, a charity trustee must:
- Act in the interest of the charity. Trustees should put the interests of their charity before their own interests, or those of any other person or organisation.
- Operate in a manner consistent with the charity’s purposes. Trustees should carry out their duties in accordance with their governing document.
- Act with due care and diligence. Trustees should take such care of their charity’s affairs as is reasonable to expect of someone who is managing the affairs of another person.
- Ensure that the charity complies with the provisions of the 2005 Act and other relevant legislation.
We are very fortunate to have a diverse and dedicated Board of Trustees who work extremely hard to make Haemophilia Scotland as good as it can be.
If you would like to know more about becoming a Trustee of Haemophilia Scotland, please contact our CEO, Dan Farthing-Sykes for more details.
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