Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team is below:

Mark O'Donnell, Chief Executive of Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded

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. 

More

Hawys Kilday, Director of Services, Royal Blind

Hawys Hawys joined Royal Blind in January 2019 from her former role as Assistant Director Children’s Services for Barnardo’s. As Director of Services, Hawys is responsible for mapping and developing new service provision across Scotland, as well as overseeing the management of Royal Blind’s existing services.

More

Stephen Coulter, Director of Corporate Resources, Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded

Stephen CoulterAs Director of Corporate Resources, Stephen leads Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded across essential support functions required to enable services and support the 600-plus staff employed by both charities.

More

Rebecca Barr, Director of Scottish War Blinded

Rebecca Barr was appointed in May 2016 to a newly created senior management position at Scottish War Blinded to take the charity into its next stage of development.   

More

Davina Shiell, MCIM, MCIPR, Associate Director of Marketing & Communications

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

More

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.

More

George Notman, Head of Buildings and Estates

george Notman, Facilities ManagerGeorge is responsible for looking after all the premises across Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded, including maintenance, facilities management, new buildings and re-developments. 

More

Kate Clement, Head of HR

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

More

Kevin Burns, Head of IT

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

More

Morag Francis, Head of Care for Older People, Royal Blind

Morag Francis, Deputy Matron, Braeside HouseMorag Francis oversees the management of Braeside House and our new care home, Jenny's Well. Morag's qualifications include an MSc and BSc in Nursing, RGN, and SVQ4 in Care Management. 

More

Julie Jamieson, Head of Care (Children and Adult Services), Royal Blind, Dip SW, MBASW, BA (Hons) Social Work Studies

Julie Jamieson, Care Services ManagerJulie oversees Forward Vision, Allermuir, Kidscene and the Royal Blind School's care and residential service. 

More

John Donaldson, Head of Operations, Scottish Braille Press

John DonaldsonJohn manages the Scottish Braille Press. He has a background of working for commercial print companies and has an MBA from the University of Edinburgh.

More