Our trustees are a body of volunteers who hold the full financial and legal responsibility for everything Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans deliver.
They are required to ensure that everything done by the two charities is solely and genuinely in pursuits of their goals. This includes maintaining a high standard of corporate governance, overseeing all we do, and ensuring we spend your money wisely.
Our trustees bring a wide range of knowledge, expertise and experience to the organisation and approve our strategic plans, annual budgets and annual accounts.
Patron of Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans
His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, KG GCVO
President of Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans
His Grace The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, KBE
Vice President of Sight Scotland
The Hon. Mrs Janet Buchanan-Smith
Convener of the Community Committee
Aidan has extensive knowledge of both the public and third sectors, having worked as Chief Executive at Deaf Action, as Project Manager at Scottish Enterprise and as Director of Corporate Services at Apex Scotland.
Catherine has extensive experience of working in public and third sectors, having worked as the Director of Corporate Services in Scotland’s Prisons, working closely with third parties and communities
Dr Dianne-Dominique Theakstone is currently studying towards a master’s in social work at Strathclyde University. Her lived experience of visual impairment due to Retinoblastoma has driven her passion for disabled people’s rights.
Vice Chair of the Board
Liz Porterfield worked for the Scottish Government Health & Social Care Directorates as Head of Strategic Planning and Clinical Priorities until her retirement in 2017.
Mike is a retired academic and adviser to senior politicians in the UK. He was Head of School and Dean of Faculty in UK and Australian University Business Schools over a 35-year academic career.