New Director Appointed

Haemophilia Scotland’s new Director, Alan Martin.

We are delighted to announce that Alan Martin has been appointed as the new Director of Haemophilia Scotland. Alan starts his new role with us from Monday, 21st February 2022.  He comes to us with the business and charity experience needed to lead the organisation through the many challenges we face, including the outcome of the Sir Brian Langstaff Inquiry, the Sir Robert Francis Compensation Framework recommendations and the emergence of new treatment options whilst continuing to advocate on behalf of our members. Having run a successful business; taken keen interest in charitable organisations in his local area; including as a trustee of a carers centre, he comes to us with much needed business acumen to drive forward our fundraising activities.  

One of his first actions will be to meet members; people with bleeding disorders and their families at a time when we are embarking on our Needs Assessment, focusing on the everyday wishes, hopes and fears of the community we serve.  Alan will initially be employed on a part-time basis joining our full-time Operations Manager, Alex Whitteker, to form a small but tightly focused team.

Bill Wright, Chair of Haemophilia Scotland welcomed Alan’s acceptance of the role and commented “When Alan accepted our offer of the post, it was clear that his skills and experience were what we need at this challenging time in our development. With funding becoming increasingly tight across the charitable sector and the issues facing the bleeding disorders community becoming ever more diverse, we need steady direction if we are to rise to meet these demands. He will bring a fresh impetus and new ideas and we look forward to working with him”

As he takes up the role as Director of Haemophilia Scotland, Alan said

“I am truly honoured to accept the position as Director at Haemophilia Scotland.  The organisation’s work supporting and advocating for people with bleeding disorders is critical and my main priorities will be to build upon this success and ensure we continue to deliver on our commitment to members. 

I am delighted to work with such a passionate board and feel confident that together we can drive Haemophilia Scotland forward through the exciting new opportunities that lie ahead.”  

To contact Alan:          Phone 07309 779 719              Email

To contact Bill:             Phone 07785 510 456                 Email

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