Davina leads the team that delivers all aspects of profile and fundraising activity - marketing, PR, brand, digital, events, policy, internal communications and fundraising.

Having grown up in countries around the world, Davina did a degree in Hispanic Studies and spent the earlier part of her career working for charities with a global reach before joining Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans in 2013. As a passionate advocate for social justice, equalities and human rights, Davina has focussed her career on marketing, PR, campaigning and fundraising for a range of causes, including international development, climate change, poverty and disabilities. 

Davina holds a Chartered Institute of Public Relations Diploma and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

When not at work, Davina can be found riding bikes in the Scottish countryside.


“I enjoy using my skills to raise the profile of our charities so that we can attract more blind and partially sighted people who can benefit from our services, and raise funds for them.” 

- Davina Shiell