Our People

Meet the MND Scotland team.

Working together we aim to provide support to all those affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Scotland and take steps to bring us closer to a world without MND.

Craig Stockton

Craig Stockton

Chief Executive Officer

Craig is responsible for the day-to-day management of MND Scotland. He takes the lead on our engagement with the Scottish MND Clinical Specialists, reviewing research proposals and is a link between the Board of Trustees and staff.

Iain McWhirter

Iain McWhirter (Email)

Head of Fundraising & Volunteering

Iain manages MND Scotland’s fundraising and volunteering activity, and leads on corporate sponsorship and gifts in wills. If you can help to fund or support our services, please get in touch.

Susan Webster

Susan Webster (Email)

Head of Policy & Campaigns

Susan leads our Policy and Campaigns team. She works with colleagues inside and outside the organisation to lobby policy makers on behalf of people with MND. Contact her if you have any ideas about campaigns we could be running.

Angela Dias

Angela Dias (Email)

Head of Direct Services

Angela oversees all of the Direct Services that MND Scotland provides, including: welfare and benefits, equipment and communication aid loan, counselling, support groups, complementary therapy and information services.

Mairi Hughes

Mairi Hughes (Email)

Office Administrator

Mairi leads on administrative duties at MND Scotland, and looks after the charity's accessible holiday facilities, along with general enquiries. Contact her if you would like to book our chalet or lodge, or have other queries about MND Scotland.

Rachael Walker

Rachael Walker (Email)

Administrative Assistant

As well as general administrative duties, Rachael processes the three types of grants MND Scotland has available.

Nicola Povey

Nicola Povey (Email)

Welfare & Benefits Officer (South)

Nicola covers central and southern Scotland and helps people affected by MND claim the benefits they are entitled to. Contact her if you would like a review of your current benefits.

Maggie Edwards

Maggie Edwards (Email)

Welfare & Benefits Officer (North)

Maggie covers central and northern Scotland and helps people affected by MND claim the benefits they are entitled to. Contact her if you would like a review of your current benefits.

Colette McDiarmid

Colette McDiarmid (Email)

Policy Officer

Colette deals with political engagement with elected representatives, this includes preparing briefings for debate, meeting politicians and responding to consultations. Please get in touch if you would like to share your experience of MND to raise with policy makers.

Niamh Callan

Niamh Callan (Email)

Communications Manager

Niamh manages MND Scotland communications and marketing. She manages press enquiries and oversees our digital channels and printed materials. If you would like to share your experience of MND, please get in touch.

Craig Watson

Craig Watson (Email)

Communications Officer

Craig manages the MND Scotland website and social media channels and helps raise awareness of MND in the media. If you would like to share your story, please get in touch.

Louise Earley

Louise Earley (Email)

Community & Events Fundraiser

Louise oversees MND Scotland's fundraising events, including the Cornflower Ball and Fun Run. She also manages community fundraising queries across Scotland. Contact Louise if you want to find out more about our events.

Erin Steel

Erin Steel (Email)

Fundraiser Support and Events Officer

Erin is on hand to help our supporters with their community fundraising activities. If you're organising an event and need advice or merchandise, get in touch.

Morag McGown

Morag McGown (Email)

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Morag manages MND Scotland’s corporate partnership with the ScotRail Alliance. She also works on securing future partnerships for the charity.

Dawn Hamilton

Dawn Hamilton (Email)

Client Services Coordinator

Dawn co-ordinates MND Scotland's Counselling Service, runs support groups and organises the Complementary Therapy Service. Contact her if you want more information about these services or volunteering opportunities.

Lynn Black

Lynn Black (Email)

Information Officer

Lynn manages our information and library service. If you have a question about MND or MND Scotland, Lynn is here to help. She works with our Head of Direct Services to prepare information for people affected by MND and health and social care professionals.

Ian Stuart

Ian Stuart (Email)

AAC Co-ordinator

Ian helps to arrange loans of IT equipment such as ipads, laptops, Eyegaze and headmouse items, which offer a means of communication to those who are losing their ability to speak.

Alison Gardiner

Alison Gardiner

Finance Officer

Alison works in our finance team and works with the Financial Controller to process invoices and manage MND Scotland's accounts.

Christine Arnott

Christine Arnott

Finance Assistant

Christine works as part of the finance team processing payments and donations, and thanking fundraisers.

Kim Mackie

Kim Mackie

Finance Assistant

Kim works as a part of the finance team processing the purchase ledger and online income.

Suzie Sturrock

Suzie Sturrock (Email)

Advocacy Worker (South)

Suzie provides a link between people affected by MND, their MND Clinical Specialist and local services.

Carla Belkevitz

Carla Belkevitz (Email)

Advocacy Worker (North)

Carla provides a link between people affected by MND, their MND Clinical Specialist and local services.

Dr. Steven Karlsson-Brown

Dr. Steven Karlsson-Brown (Email)

Education and Research Officer

Steven coordinates and manages MND Scotland-funded research projects, as well as the delivery of information resources and materials for the charity’s education programme.

Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly (Email)

Equipment Coordinator

Rachel manages MND Scotland's Equipment Loan Service to ensure that people with MND receive the appropriate equipment at the right time.