Our Senior Management Team has overall responsibility for the charity’s strategy, leadership, management and organisational performance.
Our Trustees are responsible for the governance and running of the activities of the charity.
Roslyn is the charity’s Chief Executive and works with the Board of Trustees to agree ECHC’s goals and ambitions. Roslyn liaises with the hospital management team and supports ECHC staff and volunteers to improve how we transform the lives of children and young people in hospital and healthcare.
Katie is Chief Operating Officer. She ensures effective governance and financial management of the charity, including the effective delivery of all business operations (including our fabulous and family focused, friendly shop within RHCYP) to ensure we can continue to support children, young people and families during their time in hospital. In addition, Katie is responsible for managing our Grants Programme, which delivers over £500k of projects annually.
Fiona is our Director of Children’s Wellbeing. She leads the Arts Programme, Volunteers Programme and Youth and Family Support services, making sure children and young people staying in hospital feel supported and have the best possible hospital experience.
Rachel is Director of Relationships. She leads the delivery of an imaginative programme of fundraising and engagement activities that inspire support for the charity and generate income. Rachel also works closely with philanthropists who transform the hospital experience for seriously ill children and their families.
Pippa is our Director of Corporate Development. She is responsible for overseeing the transformation of the fundraising and marketing operation so that we can reach even more children and their families while working closely with the CEO/Board on the future direction of the organisation.
Lindsay was appointed a Trustee in February 2015 and took over as Chair from March 2015. He is a Chartered Accountant and is a former Partner and Scotland Regional Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers from where he retired in June 2021.
Angela retired in 2017 from her position of Consultant Paediatric Haematologist at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People where she had a special interest in presentation of paediatric patients with bleeding disorders notably in the context of non-accidental injury. She is a past president of the British Society for Haematology and was acting President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from June 2020 – 2021. She is currently the Honorary Librarian and Director of Heritage at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. In addition to her clinical work, Angela has more than 18 years’ experience in the licensing and regulation of medicines, with particular expertise in the field of vaccines, biological medicines and advanced therapies. She was recently appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult.
Mike was appointed as Global Chief Operating officer of abrdn (formerly Standard Life) in March 2019. He is responsible for all aspects of Operations and Technology across the company. He was appointed to the Board of Standard Life Investments as Executive Director of Operations in August 2010, a role which expanded with the merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management in 2017. Mike is also a former professional referee, having taken charge of 60 Scottish Premier League games during 10 years at the top level of Scottish football.
Tracey became a Trustee in 2017 and is currently Director of Workforce at NHS Education for Scotland. She is also a highly experienced financial services professional having held senior roles with Legal & General, Toronto Dominion Bank Group, Royal London Group and Scottish Provident. She also served as a member of The Court of Heriot Watt University for eight years where she was also Chair of the Staff Committee. She is married with two daughters, both of whom have visited Edinburgh’s Children’s Hospital on more than one occasion!
Keith is Chief Executive Officer for ScottishPower and he also sits on the ScottishPower Board, where he was appointed in February 2012. He is a member of the UK Government's Investment Trade Advisory Group and is also a COP26 Business Leader. In January 2021, he became Chair of CBI Scotland. Prior to joining ScottishPower, Keith had worked with some major financial institutions including The Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Life, as well as working as a management consultant with Ernst & Young.
Lynda Cowie has worked her whole career in the NHS in a variety of nursing roles including General Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting. She has also held a number of managerial roles within the NHS most latterly the Associate Nurse Director for Children and Young People in NHS Lothian. It was during her time in this post that she saw the difference the ECHC makes to the lives of children and parents using services both in the hospitals and the community. Lynda has now retired from working in the NHS but was delighted to be appointed as a Trustee in June 2018.
John Brodie was appointed a Trustee of ECHC in September 2016. A Chartered Accountant by profession, he has been the Chief Executive of Scotmid Co-operative, Scotland’s largest independent retail co-operative since 2005. He has also been a member/Director of various industry bodies and charitable organisations.
Fiona is a Director for Lindsay’s in their Commercial Property group with over 18 years' experience in the sector, including four years in-house for a UK Clearing Bank and five years at a major London based firm. She practices in all areas of commercial property but has significant experience in secured lending, property support on corporate transactions and commercial leasing. More recently her focus has been on clients within the charity and education sector, particularly charities involved in the restoration of historic buildings, such as Scottish Historic Buildings Trust.
Jon has been a Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist at Edinburgh's children's hospital since 2008, and also works for the critical care transport division of the Scottish Ambulance Service. As an anaesthetist, Jon interacts with specialties across the hospital, providing pain relief on the wards and co-ordinating different elements of care for children with cancer. His work in critical care transport takes Jon all over Scotland, enabling a really clear vision of the capabilities and demands of healthcare colleagues and facilities across the country when caring for ill and injured children.
Louise is a Director of her own Clinical Psychology practice and worked in the NHS for 18 years, reaching Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Her main interests are parenting and attachment and she spends much of her time doing court work as well as running a small clinic for children and young people. Attachment throughout the lifespan is something which underpins the psychology of each and every one of us and something which is used in all the psychology work she undertakes. Louise is particularly passionate about the mental health of children and young people and helping to bring about societal change.
Angus Blacklock is ECHC Young Trustee and is currently a first year journalism student at Edinburgh Napier University. Angus was born with a condition called microtia, meaning that he was born with one ear and is half deaf. All this meant that Angus has spent a lot of time in the old hospital growing up and was a mainstay on ward three! Angus also did a charity bike ride with 4 friends when he was 10 cycling from his home in East Lothian to the old hospital raising over £7,000 for ECHC and Changing Faces. Once Angus has finished his university course, he would like to pursue a career in sports media.
Christy is a volunteer manager at Macmillan Cancer Support and has worked within fundraising and volunteering at both The Yard and CHAS. Having grown up with a disabled sister, Christy spent a fair bit of time in hospital and can fully understand the impact that ECHC makes to the lives of children and parents.
Richard is a Partner within Deloitte and is Head of Deloitte's UK Investment Advisory business and Pension practice in Scotland, a position which he has held since 2011. Based in Edinburgh, Richard has over 27 years' experience in advising corporates and Trustees across all aspects of investment issues. Prior to joining Deloitte, Richard was a Partner and senior investment advisor within PWC for Scotland.
Lyndsay is a Chartered Surveyor with DHKK Ltd Surveyors. She is a keen hockey player and a founding member of the Craig Gowans Memorial Fund – a tribute fund of ECHC. Among many fundraising events, Lyndsay participated in a successful Guinness World Record attempt resulting in the Fund winning the Voluntary Fundraising Group of the Year Award 2015. All proceeds were donated to ECHC.
Paul is a consultant in paediatric emergency medicine at Edinburgh’s children’s hospital, so has seen the benefits of ECHC’s work first hand and is keen to contribute to this. Having served the full term allowed as a Trustee of the charity, he was delighted to be able to continue his support by acting as an advisor to the Grants Committee.