Why did you choose to join Waverley Care’s board?
I have always been impressed by the variety and quality of services that Waverley Care offer and the work that they do to reach those affected by blood borne viruses. For me, Waverley Care are offering services which fill the gaps between health, sexual health and social care for some of the most vulnerable people and groups in Scotland and I wanted to be part of that.
Tell us about your life outside Waverley Care.
I moved to Edinburgh in 2007 from Aberdeen for work and haven’t looked back since! I’m now a partner in a commercial law firm in the West-End of Edinburgh. My area of specialism is commercial litigation and I enjoy the fast pace of my work, the variety of challenges it can bring, and helping people navigate their way through difficult legal problems.
What do you enjoy most about working with Waverley Care?
Without doubt, the thing I enjoy most about working with Waverley Care is the people that I’ve had the chance to meet. The board and staff are an incredible group of people, who are clearly dedicated to the work that they do and who all bring unique skills and experience to their role. It is a joy to work with people who are so passionate about what they do.
What do you do in your spare time?
Through the week, I tend to spend my evenings away from work in the gym, eating out or at the cinema with friends. At the weekend, I’m a big fan of travelling and like to get away as often as I can to visit different parts of the UK or Europe. When I find the time, I like to cook but especially to bake and can often be found next to the oven patiently waiting for my next cake to rise.
Who inspires you and why?
My grandmother was one of my biggest inspirations. She had endured a huge amount in her lifetime and yet managed to maintain an incredible appetite and enthusiasm for life. She remained incredibly resilient in to her old age and faced the many challenges of her life with an unfailing sense of humour.