Senior Management Team

Our Senior Management Team is led by Mark O'Donnell, Chief Executive.

The team members representing our services are:

Elaine Brackenridge, Head Teacher

Julie Jamieson, Head of Care (Children and Adult Services)

Morag Francis, Head of Care for Older People

John Donaldson, Head of Operations, Scottish Braille Press

Rebecca Barr, Head of Scottish War Blinded

The following members of the Senior Management Team are based in our Head Office and work across Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded:

Mark O'Donnell, Chief Executive

Mark O'DonnellMark joined Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded in June 2017 and brings with him many years of experience in senior management, leadership, health and social care policy and charity governance. 


Michael Cunningham, DPA CPFA, Head of Finance

Michael Cunningham, Finance ManagerMichael is a qualified accountant who is responsible for the financial systems and procedures within Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded.


Davina Shiell, MCIM, MCIPR, Head of Marketing and Communications

Davina Shiell, Marketing and Fundraising ManagerDavina leads the team that delivers marketing, PR, policy and fundraising. She has worked at Royal Blind since 2013. 


Kate Clement, Head of HR

Kate ClementKate manages the human resources function, which is responsible for staff recruitment as well as policies and procedures relating to personnel matters. 


George Notman, Head of Buildings and Estates

george Notman, Facilities ManagerGeorge is responsible for looking after all the premises across our services, including maintenance, facilities management, new buildings and re-developments. 


Kevin Burns, Head of IT

 Kevin Burns joined Royal Blind in 2016. He is responsible for managing our ICT systems  and equipment across all our services.