Our multi-disciplinary teams work together to play a key part in our approach to learning, education, care and developing independence for children.

Meet our team 

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.

Aiden

Staff Nurse, Royal Blind School

Aiden is a Nurse at the Royal Blind School.

Alison Cairns

Practice Lead

Alison Cairns is Practice Lead for Sight Scotland Veterans’ outreach team, and joined the organisation in 2018.

Anne Lyttle

Staff Nurse

"I like the relationships I have with people here, I’ve got to know them and they’ve become important to me."

Carole

Outreach Worker, Sight Scotland Veterans

Based in Dundee, as a Sight Scotland Veterans Outreach Worker Carole provides one-to-one support for veterans with sight loss living in East Dundee and Angus.

Chelsea

Lead Nurse, Royal Blind School

Chelsea is Lead Nurse at the Royal Blind School. The Royal Blind School provides specialist learning to young people with visual impairment, including those with complex needs.

Clair Bryan

Director of Services (Interim), Sight Scotland Veterans.

Clair is the Director of Services (Interim) for Sight Scotland Veterans. She brings with her two decades of leadership experience within national charity services for adults with long-term conditions and disabilities.

Davina Shiell

Director of Marketing and Communications, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans

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

Debbie

Braille Proof Reader, Scottish Braille Press

Debbie is a Braille Proofreader at the Scottish Braille Press

Fiona

Rehabilitation Officer, Sight Scotland Veterans

Fiona is part of Sight Scotland Veterans' expert rehabilitation team, supporting veterans with sight loss across Scotland to regain and maintain their independence.

Gillian McDonald

Our Manager

Gillian's been with the Hawkhead Centre since it first opened in 2017 – starting as Deputy Manager – and has been instrumental in the service's development and growth.

Graeme Bold

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

Hawys Kilday

Director of Services, Sight Scotland.

Hawys Kilday joined Sight Scotland in January 2019 as Director of Services. Before joining us, she was Assistant Director of Children's Services at Barnardo's Scotland.

Ian McGregor

Vice Chair

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

Jay Hogarty

Jay Hogarty is a Charity Retail Consultant.

Jenny Liddell

Practice Lead

Jenny joined Sight Scotland Veterans in March 2020, managing the growing outreach service for Northern Scotland.

Jim Thomson

Centre Manager

Jim has managed Sight Scotland Veterans’ Linburn Centre in Wilkieston, West Lothian since he joined the charity in December 2014.

John

Centre Officer, Sight Scotland Veterans

John is a Centre Officer at the Hawkhead Centre – one of Sight Scotland Veterans' activity hubs for veterans with sight loss.

Kirsty

Senior Fundraiser, Sight Scotland

Kirsty is part of Sight Scotland's fundraising team, predominantly focusing on trust and grant fundraising for the charity.

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.

Margaret McFynn

Chef Manager

"I really enjoy the challenge of making food that the residents will really like. A good day for me is when people ask for more."

Margo Faquharson

Housekeeper

"The residents make my day, especially having time to talk with them."

Mark O'Donnell

Meet our Chief Executive

Mark O’Donnell has been Chief Executive of Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans since 2017.

Michael Craig

Chair of the Board

Michael is an experienced manager, trustee and actuary.

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.

Nicola Dow

Deputy Care Home Manager

“I love working at Jenny’s Well. It’s like a community. All the residents, relatives and staff work together to make it a better place."

Rona Kirkwood

Senior Carer

"I’ve built up good relationships with the families of residents, and they have become important to me."

Ross Parker

Senior Care Assistant

"My goal is to really help to maintain residents own skills. It’s good to enable residents to do things for themselves when they can."

Sandra Taylor

Lead Rehabilitation Officer

Sandra leads our expert rehabilitation team, providing support to veterans with sight loss across Scotland.

Sharon

Activity Support Worker, Sight Scotland Veterans

Sharon supports and leads in activities for veterans with sight loss at Sight Scotland Veterans' Linburn Centre in West Lothian.

Simon

Senior Residential Care Worker, Forward Vision

Simon is a Senior Residential Care Worker.

Stephanie Kirkwood

Activities Coordinator

"I love getting to know all of the different residents. Getting to hear their life stories is a privilege."

Stephanie Phillips

Stephanie is the Director of Service Delivery at NHS 24.

Stephen Coulter

Director of Corporate Services, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans

Stephen is Director of Corporate Services for Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans. He joined the charities in January 2019.

Stewart Whyte

Care Home Manager

"I feel passionately about making care for older people right, and know that all of us together can make the home the very best it can possibly be to both live and work in."

Susan McCallum

Carer

"The best part of my day is when I am able to put a smile on the residents' faces."

Tony Daley

Meaningful Activities Co-ordinator

“It makes my day when a resident is happy and stimulated by the activities we are creating.”