The Board

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


Our Chair

Michael Craig

Chair of the Board

Michael is an experienced manager, trustee and actuary.

Our Trustees

Aidan McCorry

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.

Graeme Bold

Graeme is a qualified Actuary and is currently Operations Strategy & Insight Director with M&G Prudential.

Ian McGregor

Vice Chair

Ian McGregor has extensive experience in the public, private and charity sectors. 

Jay Hogarty

Jay Hogarty is Director of Retail at Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.

Liz Porterfield

Liz Porterfield worked for the Scottish Government Health & Social Care Directorates as Head of Strategic Planning and Clinical Priorities until her retirement in 2017.

Michelle McWilliams

Michelle is a senior CIM qualified manager with experience of leading high profile communications campaigns in large public sector organisations.

Mike Donnelly BA MSc PhD HonFSMI (Australia)

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.

Mike Martin

Mike is a social worker with more than 20 years of experience with Capability Scotland.

Professor Baljean Dhillon

University of Edinburgh representative

Baljean is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh and a Consultant Ophthalmologist at NHS Lothian’s Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion.

Robert Mooney

STUC representative

Robert serves on the Board and on the Care and Learning Committee. He is also on the Corporate Committee.  Robert is an elected Councillor in Glasgow City Council.

Stephanie Phillips

Stephanie is the Director of Service Delivery at NHS 24.