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Sandra McDonald

EX-PG Ltd

Sandra is the new chair of the DSDT starting in February 2022. Sandra offers independent mental capacity/incapacity advice and training, drawing on 14 years as Public Guardian for Scotland, and personal experience as a carer of a person with dementia.  Sandra holds qualifications in law, public sector management and nursing.  She is a Trustee of the Lewy Body [dementia] Society, a Board Member of Garvald Edinburgh (a charity offering creative opportunities and support for people with...

Bruce Wood CVO

Chair

Bruce Wood is the head of the Asset and Invoice Finance team of the banking and Finance division of Morton Fraser solicitors. He is the Queen's Solicitor in Scotland and was recognised in the 2016 Birthday Honours list.

Dr Ken Logue

Dr Ken Logue has worked for nearly 30 years in community development, adult education, philanthropy and reconciliation and peace building programmes and programmes on ageing. He has held a variety of senior voluntary positions in the third sector in Northern Ireland and Scotland. He was the founding chair of the European Foundations Initiative on Dementia.

Dr Peter Murdoch

Consultant Physician (retired) in Geriatric Medicine (nominated by Alzheimer Scotland)

Dr Peter Murdoch FRCP (Edin & Glasg). Trustee since 1988 (Convener 1997-2003). Consultant Physician NHS Forth Valley 1983-2014 and formerly Executive Director NHS Forth Valley. Chair Scottish Branch British Geriatrics Society 2001-3. Sometime member of national working parties on Dementia, Care Standards and Services for Older People.

Rev Nigel Robb

Minister of the Church of Scotland, Presbytery Clerk of St Andrews. Formerly lecturer in St Andrews University and Perth, Western Australia, and administrator in Edinburgh. He has written several books on preaching, worship and pastoral care issues in relation to the process of grief and death. He has undertaken the Design for Dementia course at the Iris Murdoch Centre and has written a short guide for churches who wish to become dementia and older person friendly and inclusive.

Ross Clarke

Ross qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG LLP and now works at Zenzic Partners in London. Ross is responsible for all financial management and banking matters of the Trust.

Yvonne McAulay

Yvonne McAulay has over 25 years’ experience in Relationship Management, within the Music and Banking sectors and as a Consultant for the Young Presidents Organisation. She has been involved in charitable work throughout her career and is Chair of the Glasgow Events Fundraising Group for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Dr Katherine Paramore