Craig Spalding has been Chief Executive of Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans since January 2022.  Before that, he was the Director of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.

After first training as a microbiologist and working in the food and biotechnology industries in his native Australia, Craig Spalding completed an MBA, specialising in quality management. This led to roles at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, including National Quality Manager and Medical Services Manager. Following this, Craig was the Director of Quality and Compliance at the Irish Blood Transfusion Service.

Craig joined the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service in 2019 as Director. Under Craig's leadership, the service reformed its approach to eligibility for blood donors. These changes allowed thousands of gay and bisexual men to donate blood for the first time, and made the donation process fairer for all donors.  He also shepherded the service through the Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring that essential blood donations could continue safely.  

Outside work, Craig enjoys exploring Scotland's great outdoors: hiking up hills, exploring forests and visiting beaches.

"I get really motivated when I can see the impact of what I do on others.

"I love a challenge, and to solve seemingly impossible problems. I'm really passionate about making real, and lasting changes, both organisationally, but more importantly, in individuals.

- Craig Spalding, Chief Executive of Sight Scotland and Sigh Scotland Veterans