Scottish Huntington’s Association has appointed two new trustees.
Derek Brady, who is semi-retired, brings a range of skills and experience to the Board having enjoyed a 30+ year career in procurement, supply chain and strategic sourcing in a variety of manufacturing environments.
“My life partner of 35 years was diagnosed as being positive for Huntington’s disease in 2008. Since then my partner, myself and our three children have been afforded exceptional support from Fife HD Specialists and staff who have steered us through some difficult times,” said Derek.
“I believe, as has been said, that ‘Scotland is the best place to live with Huntington’s disease’. Now that I am semi-retired I thought it was time to give something back by supporting families such as mine and doing my level best to spread awareness in Scotland and beyond.”
Margaret Moncrieff has a long relationship with the charity as a family member and as a volunteer fundraiser and speaker. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1969 and has worked in professional CA offices, with a short career gap for children. Since 2011 she has worked part-time for a firm of solicitors in Paisley.
“Huntington’s disease was not known in my family until 2005 when my younger sister was diagnosed. I did some fundraising after I retired in 2008 then volunteered at National Office where I saw how much the funds raised were appreciated,” said Margaret.
“I have also seen the support provided to my sister through HD Specialists. I have been fortunate to have had a negative test. In the past 15 years I have raised funds annually for Scottish Huntington’s Association and the condition is at least known in my community.”
To find out about our Board of Trustees and its responsibilities, visit https://hdscotland.org/our-trustees/