Meet our team

Meet our staff in Scotland

    Photo shows Morna Simpkins, Director, MS Society Scotland

    Morna Simpkins, Director of Scotland

    Morna leads our team in Scotland.


    Gillian

    Gillian Sinclair, Executive Assistant to the Director

    Gillian provides executive assistance to the director


    Katrina

    Katrina Bathgate, Receptionist/Administrator

    Katrina covers reception and provides a range of other finance and admin tasks.


    Lynne

    Lynne Feeney, Receptionist/Administrator

    Lynne covers reception and provides a range of other finance and admin tasks.


    Policy and Communications

    Becky

    Becky Duff, Head of Communications, Campaigns and External Relations (currently  on maternity leave).

    Becky leads the communications, campaigns and external relations team in Scotland. She is also the out of hours press contact for the Scottish Office.


    Niall

    Niall Sommerville, Head of Communications, Campaigns and External Relations (interim)

    Niall is currently leading the communications, campaigns and external relations team in Scotland. He is also the out of hours press contact for the Scottish Office.


     

    Keith

    Keith Robson, Policy, Public Affairs & Campaigns Manager

    Keith manages our policy, public affairs and campaigns activity in Scotland. This includes parliamentary activity and raising awareness of the work of the MS Society.

    Stuart

    Stuart Milne, Press & PR Officer

    Stuart is responsible for managing press coverage, writing and generating content, dealing with press enquiries and ensuring we are represented in the Scottish media.


    Keith

    Keith Park, External Relations Officer - East Scotland

    Keith works with local health and social care organisations and people affected by MS in order to influence and improve treatment, care and support for people living with MS.


    Hannah

    Hannah Maunder, Communications Officer

    Hannah provides a range of communications services, including producing content for our magazine, updating our website and managing social media in Scotland.


    Services and Support

    Clair

    Clair Bryan, Head of Services and Support

    Clair leads the Services and Support team in the delivery of our local support, service development, self-management and information work in Scotland, to achieve maximum benefit for people affected by MS.


    Jo

    Jo Coyne, Project Officer

    Jo provides support to our services and support team.

    Lynda Boyce, Local Networks Officer - West of Scotland

    Lynda supports local groups with planning and implementing high quality service provision, implementing policies and procedures, and maximising the quality of experience for our volunteers.


    Veronica

    Veronica Ferguson, Local Networks Officer

    Veronica supports local groups with planning and implementing high quality service provision, implementing policies and procedures, and maximising the quality of experience for our volunteers.


    Paula

    Paula MacGillivray, Local Networks Officer

    Paula supports local groups with planning and implementing high quality service provision, implementing policies and procedures, and maximising the quality of experience for our volunteers.


    Coleen

    Coleen Kelly, Self Management Lead

    Coleen manages and develops our self-management programme so that it best meet the needs of the MS community in Scotland.


    Susanna

    Susanna Paden, Self Management Programme Coordinator

    Susi coordinates the delivery and implementation of the self management programme currently being tested in Scotland. This involves supporting the delivery of self management sessions and recruiting and supporting volunteer trainers to facilitate these sessions.

     

     

    Tracey

    Tracey Harrison, MS Active Together Development Lead

    Tracey leads a one-year Scottish Government funded project looking at how people affected by MS in Scotland can be more physically active, and how the MS Society can support them.


    Fundraising

    Katie

    Katie Bruce, Area Fundraiser for West Scotland

    Katie is the point of contact for people who want to take part in, establish or find out about an event or how to fundraise for us in the West of Scotland. Katie also works with our local groups to support their fundraising and trust applications.


    Mark

    Mark Colley-Davies, Area Fundraiser for East Scotland

    Mark is the point of contact for people who want to take part in, establish or find out about an event or how to fundraise for us in the East of Scotland. Mark is also the contact for companies that may wish to have the MS Society Scotland as their Charity of the Year or to support us as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. He also works with our local groups to support their fundraising and trust applications.


    Gemma

    Gemma Cowan, Fundraising Events Manager

    Gemma supports fundraisers who take part in an event for us. She looks after our events portfolio in Scotland, offering a range of opportunities to raise money to help stop MS. Gemma searches for new and exciting events to offer our fundraisers, while encouraging more people to join the MS Superstar team for our key events.


    Rhianna

    Rhianna Adams, Fundraising and Events Assistant

    Rhianna is the first point of contact for people who want to take part in, establish or find out about an event or how to fundraise for the MS Society. She helps our Fundraising and Events Manager support our fundraisers throughout their fundraising experience.


    Katy

    Katy Sandford, Trusts Fundraiser

    Katy is responsible for stewarding our Scottish portfolio of charitable trusts, foundations and statutory funders to provide funding for our services across Scotland and research programmes across the UK.

    Useful contacts

    Fundraising team: msfundraising@mssociety.org.uk

    Press office: scotlandpressoffice@mssociety.org.uk

    Campaigns team: scotlandcampaigns@mssociety.org.uk