Board of Directors
Prof Phil Hanlon - Chairman
Educated in the West of Scotland and graduated in Medicine from Glasgow University in 1978. Following a period when he gained clinical experience in adult medicine and general practice, he took up a research post with the Medical Research Council in the Gambia, West Africa. On returning to the UK he completed a period of training in public health after which he was appointed to the post of Director of Health Promotion with The Greater Glasgow Health Board. In 1994 Phil moved to become a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Glasgow and was promoted to Professor in 1999. Between January 2001 and April 2003 Phil undertook a secondment to establish the Public Health Institute of Scotland. Current research interest include ‘culture and health’, uses of integrated public health data and evaluation of complex public health interventions. A member of the ACCORD Hospice Board since 2004, Vice Chair from 2009 and appointed Chairman 1st April 2016.
Dr Colin Reid - Vice Chairman
Educated in Glasgow and graduated in Medicine from Glasgow University in 1975. Full time General Practitioner in Paisley for 30years. Clinical Assistant breast clinic RAH, GP trainer and Honorary Senior clinical lecturer at Glasgow University. Medical adviser to World Bowls. A member of ACCORD Hospice Board since 1996 and appointed Vice Chairman 1st April 2016.
Alastair Crae - Hon Treasurer
Educated in Greenock and Glasgow University and commenced training as a Chartered Accountant in 1983. Moved into industry as a career choice after qualifying and now has over 27 years financial, audit, company secretarial and experience in the IT and Telecoms and Oil and Gas sectors. A member of ACCORD Hospice Board and Honorary Treasurer since 2011.
Educated at Dunoon Grammar School and then graduated in Law from Edinburgh University in 1975. Is a former Senior Real Estate Partner with McGrigors LLP, and the former Vice Chairman of St Columbas School. A member of ACCORD Hospice Board since 2009.
Christian (otherwise Kirsty) Dickson
Educated at the former John Neilson Institution, then Glasgow University and graduated in Law in 1978 now resident in Glasgow. A Solicitor in private practice in Paisley and since 1991, a partner in the firm of Buchanan Dickson Frame. Engaged in a broadly based legal practice. Since 1999, also served in a part time judicial role on Tribunals determining benefit appeals. A member of the ACCORD Hospice Board since 2003
Brian was educated at Dumfries Academy and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1975. He is currently the Principal of J. Bruce Andrew & Co, a well-established firm of Chartered Accountants, based in Paisley. Brian has been a supporter of ACCORD for over 25 years and has frequently attended fundraising events organised by the Hospice. He joined the Board of Directors in March 2016.
Trained as a nurse in Glasgow and enjoyed a clinical and managerial career there, including a period as Senior Nurse Manager at the Beatson Oncology Centre. Moving to ACHB as Nurse Director and remained there until the dissolution of NHSA & C . Transferred to NHSGG & C as Head of Nursing for Clyde Division until amalgamation was complete mid 2008 then retired. A member of the Board of Directors since 2009.
Mr Mike McKirdy
Following a colourful undergraduate career Mike graduated from Glasgow University in 1985. He was student president of the Medico-Chirurgical Society and the GUU Distributists Club, winning the Observer Mace debating trophy. After graduation he trained in surgery in the West of Scotland, London and Manchester before becoming a General Surgery Consultant with an Interest in Breast Disease at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley in 1997. Since then he has developed Breast Services in which he is the Lead Clinician in the Clyde area. He currently leads the Multidisciplinary Team providing Breast Services to RAH, Vale of Leven and Inverclyde hospitals. Mike has been a member of the ACCORD Hospice Board of Directors since 2011
Educated at Paisley Grammar School and the Mackintosh School of Architecture. A partner in Jenkins & Marr Architects until 2007 then Director of Archial. Director of PACE Theatre Company for more than 20 years and a former member of the Board of Management of Langside College, now Glasgow Clyde College. A fundraiser for Accord for many years. A member of ACCORD Hospice Board since 2012.
Trained as an Occupational Therapist and graduated in 1990. Worked extensively across health and social care settings with a clinical specialism in acute medicine, avoidance of admission to hospital and community rehabilitation. Graduated from Glasgow University in 2011 as a Master of Primary Care. Member of the Accord Hospice Board since 2012
Miss Aileen White
Qualified from Aberdeen University in Medicine in 1978. Following her initial training in Surgery Aileen moved to Edinburgh to complete her higher surgical training as an Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon. She returned to the West as a consultant ENT Surgeon with sub specialist interests in Head and Neck Surgery, Laryngology and Voice, based in the RAH in Paisley. Her interests became more centred on the care of patients with head and neck cancer. Aileen developed her interest in medical management, becoming the clinical director(CD) for Surgery in the RAH; the CD for head and neck specialties in A&C and latterly the lead for ENT Surgery in GG&C. She took on the role of clinical lead for Clinical Governance initial for RAH and subsequently for Clyde acute Hospitals and joined the Accord Hospice Clinical Governance Committee in 2013. Aileen retired from her NHS post in 2015, joining the ACCORD Board later that year.