Our Board

The Highland Hospice Board of Directors is made up of 12 individuals bringing their own skills and experience and representing all walks of Highland life. 

To contact the Chair or any other Board member please e-mail Fiona Stoddart (Management Assistant) on f.stoddart@highlandhospice.org.uk

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Norman MacDonald

Trustee and Chair

Norman is a successful local businessman and joined the Board in 2011. He is an active fundraiser for the Hospice and also sits on both the Finance Governance Committee and Capital Appeal Committee.… Read more »

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Forbes Duthie

Trustee and Vice-Chair

Forbes is Director of Finance and Corporate Services at Highlands and Islands Enterprise. He joined the Board in 2014 and sits on both the Finance Governance Committee and the Highland Hospice Design… Read more »

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Bob Shorter


Bob is a retired NHS Manager and joined the Board in 2010. After spells on both the Highland Hospice Design & Build Board and the Finance Governance Committee, Bob now Chairs the HR Governance… Read more »

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Fiona Reed


Fiona is a retired Social Worker and joined the Board in 2010. She currently sits on the Healthcare Governance Committee.

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Colin Burke


Colin is Managing Director of the Edinburgh Salmon Company. He joined the Board in 2013 and also sits on the Highland Hospice Design & Build Board.

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Niall McArthur


Niall is Director of Corporate Services at Inverness College UHI. He joined the Board in 2014 and sits on both the Finance and HR Governance Committees.

Janet Sidgwick


Janet joined the Board in August 2014 and is a retired Community Paediatrician from Fort William, who has also volunteered at the Day Hospice in Fort William. As well as being involved at Board level… Read more »

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Nicholas Gubbins


Nicholas joined the Board in August 2014 and is CEO of Community Energy Scotland, which is a social enterprise with charitable status which supports communities to develop renewable energy projects… Read more »

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Rob Shaw


Rob joined the Board in January 2016 and is a Risk Manager and Chartered Health and Safety professional. He has over 25 years’ experience of creating and managing safety, environment and quality… Read more »

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Alison McRitchie


Alison has experienced first hand the care administered by Highland Hospice for both her father and sister and is our newest member of the Board. Alison is Salon Director and proprietor of The Head… Read more »

Dr Charles Crichton


Charles is a GP on the Isle of Skye and joined the Board in 2015. Charles currently chairs the Board’s Healthcare Governance Committee.

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