It was our AGM on Tuesday night and we were delighted to welcome three new volunteer Trustees who bring a diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge to the charity. Our Members elected Suzanne George, Christine Hamilton and Kate Tweedie to the Cancer Support Scotland Board of Trustees.
Jack Ogston, Chair of the Board of Trustees commented “Last night marked our 2018/19 AGM and I was delighted to have members and supporters present for this important annual event.
I am delighted that members last night voted in three new talented Trustees who will bring a range of experiences to the board. We look forward to Suzanne, Katie and Christine supporting our journey.”
The new Trustees complement the skills of the people on our current Board including: Gary Sutherland; Craig McDermid; Donny McKinnon, George Walker; Registrar Oncologist Dr Brendan McCann and Clinical Nurse Specialist Jane Law.
The three new board members Suzanne, Christine and Kate would like to share with you more about who they are and why they joined Cancer Support Scotland’s Board.
Introducing Suzanne George
After graduating in Law, Suzanne chose a career in Marketing which spanned over 30 years. Learning her craft in corporate – Reckitt Benckiser, Pepsico snacks, Kellogg’s and Diageo, then Suzanne started Denvir Marketing in 2003. As founder and CEO, Suzanne is privileged to work with many of Scotland’s most progressive companies and organisations.
Suzanne said “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and know from personal experience the power of and the personal need for wellbeing services. I was struck by the Cancer Support Scotland’s progressive roots and values. I’m passionate about raising awareness so that everyone that needs the services at the very least knows the charity is here.”
Introducing Christine Hamilton
Christine is a retired solicitor with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. Latterly, a legal manager with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service specialising in the investigation and prosecution of serious crime.
Christine said “Many of my friends and family members have been affected by cancer. By taking on the role of trustee I hope to be able to help take the charity forward and support their amazing work.”
Introducing Kate Tweedie
Katie is a grant marker with a leading charity funder and has strong knowledge of grant management and funding. Katie has worked in a team distributing approx. £8m to local charities and grassroot organisations across Great Britain.
Katie said ‘Cancer Support Scotland provides unique services which are extremely valuable to those that use the service. It will be a privilege to become a Trustee and work with a charity which provides both emotional and practical support.”