Linda Reid, is a founding member and former Secretary and Chairperson of what was originally called the Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association.
She first became involved in 1980 after close family friend John MacLeod was diagnosed with MND. He was relentless in his endeavours to establish a Scottish Charity to support MND research and patient care. John was very persuasive and motivated by him, Linda and other friends and family got involved.
Everyone committed an enormous amount of time and energy in those early years and reluctantly, Linda resigned from the Board in 1987, due to family and work commitments. She kept in touch with the development of MND Scotland and following a discussion with Peigi MacLeod, John's wife, at an MND Scotland event in 2015, Linda was determined to make the time to get on board again. She joined the Board again in 2016.
As Chief Executive of a Charitable Housing Association, Linda has extensive experience in governance and social policy. She is a Board member of a Housing Association subsidiary, a Board member of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and a member of SFHA's Finance and Audit Committee.
She has a Diploma in Housing Studies and an MBA, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.