Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Our leadership and governance

Health Improvement Scotland 2015 report

Senior management team

Rhona Baillie, chief executive

Anne Hattie, director of operations

Gillian Sherwood, director of clinical services

Dr Laura Kelly, lead consultant

Iain Somerville, director of finance and donor support

Heather Manson, director of fundraising

For more details about the senior management team, have a look in our Who we are section.

Board of directors

Ronnie Bowie, chairman

Ronnie is a senior partner at Hymans Robertson, which he has taken to its position as the UK’s leading actuarial consultancy. 

He holds a number of non-executive roles including chairing the trustees of the Royal Bank of Scotland pension scheme, the Prudential With Profits Fund and the Court of the University of Dundee. 

He is a member of the UK Government’s Professional & Business Services Council. 

He was the first president of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the successor body to the separate Institute of Actuaries and the Faculty of Actuaries. 

Ian Reid, vice-chairman

The director of human resources at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

With more than 30 years’ experience in human resources management, organisational development, change management and employee relations, Ian has spent the past 20 years in senior positions within the NHS in Scotland.

In addition to being a director of the hospice, Ian is also a trustee of Erskine Hospital.

Surjit Singh Chowdhary

Surjit retired as director of a warehouse business in Glasgow after more than 40 years.

He was a founding member of, and is now president of, Central Gurdwara Singh Sabha and Glasgow New Gurdwara Project.

Surjit was a key member in securing £10million of funding for Scotland‘s largest Sikh temple, which is the city’s largest privately funded public building.

Surjit is treasurer of Scottish Pensioner Forum and Ethnic Minority Civic Congress Scotland, and holds board positions on Southside Housing Association and the Ethnic Minority Law Centre.

He is a peer educator at Kidney Research UK.

Surjit has more than 30 years’ experience in developing community relations and promoting a multicultural Scotland.

He works to encourage kidney and organ donation in the Asian community through community talks, events and promotional campaigns.

Murray Cromar

Murray is the head of office in Glasgow for Aon, the world’s largest risk consultancy and insurance broker.

It is represented in 120 countries throughout the world and employs over 66,000 people.

Aon has three offices in Scotland (Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh) and employs more than 250 client advisors, consulting with businesses of all sizes in the fields of general insurance, pensions, health and benefits, and credit risk.

Murray has worked in the insurance industry, for insurance companies and brokers, for 30 years.

He currently advises and arranges general insurance for businesses with a turnover exceeding £10million.

Anice Gillespie

Anice is a retired clinical service manager for general medicine, covering the Victoria Infirmary and Southern General Hospital.

Anice was responsible for inpatient and outpatient services across the two sites with a total of 16 wards and 306 beds.

Anice managed all staff groups providing gastroenterology, respiratory, rheumatology and diabetes, and endocrinology services, including doctors, nursing and administration with an annual budget of £19.5million.

This post enabled her to continue to develop her managerial and leadership skills, fulfilling the role of facilitator and innovator in the process of change.

She has more than 36 years’ experience in healthcare, mostly spent in medicine in Glasgow. 

For 24 years Anice has been working in clinical management roles including deputy director of nursing.

She has gained vast experience in managing and developing services in a variety of settings and circumstances and has led, and been involved in projects at local, regional and national level and researched articles published in national journals.

She has a good knowledge of staff and clinical governance frameworks, and is familiar with all current Government targets and expectations around a range of health issues.

David K Hunter

The director of Hospice Developments Ltd, David is also chairman of the hospice audit committee, and a founding partner of chartered accountants Campbell Dallas LLP.

He has been an insolvency and general practice partner for more than 30 years, representing these disciplines on committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), and is currently editor of Impecunias, the ICAS and Law Society of Scotland newsletter.

David has been involved in the insolvent recovery of a number of charitable and not-for-profit organisations, and as a change manager and director of similar solvent organisations.

He currently heads and co-ordinates the change manager and litigation support services at Campbell Dallas, assisted by corporate and personal insolvency staff. 

On the litigation support side he has acted as an expert witness in relation to insolvency litigation, fraud and partnership/director disputes in the Court of Session and sheriff court.

For the hospice he is utilising his experience as administrator of a main contractor where he spent three years completing various contracts and many years of administration of sub-contractors in the construction industry. 

He effectively acts as non-executive finance director to a number of his larger client companies and groups. 

This experience is helping to assist the hospice’s director of finance and lead the audit committee in reviewing and monitoring all aspects of the hospice’s and associated company finances.

Ally McLaws

The director of corporate communications for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde,  Europe's largest health authority, Ally he leads an award-winning team in civil contingencies, media handling, health campaign marketing, and patient and staff communications, to a population of 1.2 million and a staff of 38,0000.

Ally has 25 years’ experience in journalism and has won UK awards for campaigning and investigative journalism.

The former news editor and assistant editor of the Evening Times, he is also a former writer for the Observer.

He spent 14 years leading marketing and corporate communications at the NHS, and five years as director of the NHS Scotland and Northern England Credit Union, where he chairs the marketing committee.

Brett Nicholls

He is a partner of Brett Nicholls Associates, a small consulting and accounting practice in Glasgow, providing a range of accounting services largely to the charitable and third sectors.

He is a chartered accountant who has been working within the regeneration and charitable sector for the past 20 years.

Brett qualified as a chartered accountant after training with Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) in New Zealand and London. 

He specialised in corporate recovery work and was involved in receiverships, intensive care and investigative work on behalf of banks and other institutional clients.

Brett has been living in Glasgow for 25 years and 20 years ago he moved into economic and social regeneration work and was finance director at Govan Initiative Ltd for a number of years.

Ten years ago he set up his own consulting and accounting practice, and has been involved in supporting clients mainly within the regeneration and charitable sectors.

Graeme Waddell

A results-orientated executive with more than 20 years’ experience managing engine repair and overhaul departments in the aerospace sector, Graeme has proven skills in high-value contract negotiations.

He has travelled extensively on business in Europe, America, Asia, and the Middle East, and has an outstanding record of leading a dynamic organisation through major change and delivering customer and business value.

Since retiring from Rolls-Royce, Graeme has established a family-owned energy renewable company, of which he is chairman.

He has also gained public sector experience as board director of Skills Development Scotland, former board director of Scottish Enterprise, former chairman of Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Board, chairman of the West Regional Advisory Board, and as chairman of the Engineering Workstream Glasgow Economic Commission. 

Graeme has also written several articles for magazine publication on skills and leadership, mentors senior executives, and delivers talks on leadership.

Dr Bill Doak

A GP in a busy South Glasgow practice for 36 years and senior partner for almost 20 years, he was elected Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2007.

In his time as a GP Bill has undertaken all aspects of community palliative care.

As a GP trainer, for 25 years, he has also helped to train the next generation of family doctors.

He has been the national medical adviser for Fosterplus, and continues to give advice on the fitness of foster carers and the stress that caring for someone else can bring.

Douglas Hansell

Douglas Hansell qualified MB, ChB from Glasgow University in 1977. In 1986 he was awarded the degree of MD with Honours from Glasgow University.

In 1990 he was awarded a Travelling Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow which was undertaken in the USA at the Mayo Clinic, the Massechussets General, New York University Medical Center and Duke University.

Since 1992 he has been a Consultant Surgeon with a special interest in Breast Disease, setting up the first “one stop” breast clinic in Stobhill Hospital and then in BMI Ross Hall Hospital and the Nuffield Hospital. He also founded the first Breast Family History Clinic in the West of Scotland shortly thereafter.

He also has a major interest in gallbladder surgery. 

Since the 1970s he has been actively involved in clinical and laboratory research, and has published widely in the international medical literature. He has given numerous invited lectures and presentations worldwide.

In 1996 he was the recipient of a Local Health Council Award for breast services in Glasgow.

Douglas Hansell is a Fellow of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, and a Member of the Association of Breast Surgery at BASO. 

He was the Lead Consultant for Breast Services for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde from 2009 until 2015, and currently is the Lead Clinician for Breast Services, and Chair of the Breast Multidisciplinary Teams, in both Ross Hall Hospital and the Glasgow Nuffield. 

Board of hospice enterprises

Steuart Howie (Chairman)

Surjit Chowdhary                   

Anne Ledgerwood

Board of hospice development ltd

Jack Perry (Chairman)

David Hunter

Ken Ross

Alex McIntyre

Harry Browne

Steuart Howie

Rhona Baillie

Governance structure