St Andrew’s Hospice Trustees

Joseph Cairney

Joseph Cairney

Chairman

Joe is retired after working almost 30 years as a senior manager with a large financial services organisation.

He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the area of financial services, together with vast experience in management and performance improvement. Joe has been Chair of the Board for the past two years and has been involved in shaping the future strategy of the Hospice.

Sr. Rita Dawson MBE

Sr. Rita Dawson MBE

Sister Rita Dawson is a member of the Religious Sisters of Charity. She is currently Provincial Leader of the English/Scottish Province.

A highly qualified nurse, Sr Rita has been Chief Executive of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice in Clydebank for many years. This continuous experience provides an invaluable wealth of knowledge to St Andrew’s Hospice, particularly in relation to the legal and practical framework surrounding external inspections and regulatory standards. Sister Rita is also a Director at St Joseph’s Hospice (Hackney), London.

Sr. Geraldine O’Connor

Sr. Geraldine O’Connor

Sister Geraldine O’Connor is a member of the Congregation of the Religious Sisters of Charity.

She was educated by the FCJ. Sisters in Ireland and trained: as a Registered General Nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin and as a Sick Children’s Nurse at Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Dublin. She later specialised by undertaking the Palliative Care Course at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross in Dublin. Sister Geraldine therefore brings a wealth of nursing and caring experience, particularly in the field of palliative care to St Andrew’s Hospice Board of Trustees.

Anne MacLean

Anne MacLean

Anne MacLean is a retired GP who worked for 37 years for the NHS in the Borders, briefly, but mainly in Lanarkshire.

She has associations with St Andrew’s Hospice through her job as a GP where she regularly used their specialist expertise to care for her terminally ill patients and patients with complex pain-relief needs. She attended post-graduate education sessions attached to the hospice and out-patient clinics run in a local unit. She therefore understands what patients and their families require of a hospice service. As a local GP she has insight into what is required from the service users point of view and as retired GP partner has some knowledge of how to run an NHS concern.

Matt Donnelly

Matt Donnelly

A professional Chartered Accountant qualifying in 1980 and joining ICAS in 1982, Matt was a founder and currently a partner in Atkinson Donnelly LLP since its inception in October 1990.

He has been linked to St Andrew’s Hospice for the past 25 years; first through the provision of accountancy and audit services and thereafter participating in various challenges from 2003 including treks to The Great Wall of China in 2003, the Andes, Ireland, the Rockies, several Ben Nevis climbs as well as other activities including ‘It’s a Knockout’. He brings with him knowledge and experience as a Chartered Accountant to help assist the board in a financial capacity as well as adding general advice in relation to the affairs of the board of Trustees.

Marian Gardiner

Marian Gardiner

Marian is currently Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Operations for Lanarkshire Enterprise Services Ltd.

She is responsible for the management of all delivery or operational frontline staff, effective operations and delivery of business support contracts to a diverse group of clients and activities. With excellent project management skills developed over a number of years, Marian ensures that contracts are properly resourced, delivered on time, to budget and targets achieved.

Marian is Project Director for the current Business Gateway Lanarkshire contract. She has twenty five years experience within business and enterprise development, with over twenty of these years at senior management and Chief Executive level. As well as a highly developed knowledge of economic development, Marian has contributed to European Advisory groups, acted as a specialist consultant to emerging EU Accession states and to the South African Government.

 Harry McMenamin

Harry McMenamin

Stephen Giusti

Stephen Giusti

Stephen Giusti works in Glasgow and has lived in South Lanarkshire with his wife and family for over 35 years.

"Living in South Lanarkshire for some considerable time I have been aware of the excellent specialist care provided by St Andrew’s Hospice and its high regard within the local community. I have visited friends over the years who have received the benefit of the high standard of specialist palliative care provided by St Andrew’s Hospice. Going forward, I wish to play a part in assisting St Andrew’s Hospice in dealing with the challenges that it faces in order to maintain and fulfil its role as provider of specialist palliative care services within Lanarkshire."

George McCall

George is a Quantity Surveyor with over 40 years experience in the field of cost control and management of construction projects, a career that has taken him all over the UK.

He was born in Motherwell and now lives locally. George is currently a director of a local Hamilton based surveying practice and is married with two grown up daughters. His main hobbies include hill walking, fishing and reading.