Revive MS Support is privileged to have a talented and dedicated group of Trustees who are responsible for the smooth governance and strategic development of the charity.

They bring a broad range of expertise and experience and we are grateful for the many hours they contribute as volunteers to this critical role.

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Catherine McGee, Chair

Catherine is a Clinical Service Manager for Speech and Language Therapy for adult Acute services working within NHSGGC. She has a special interest in Neurology and worked as a Speech and Language Therapist at the Institute of Neurosciences in Glasgow for 20 years. Catherine is also interested in Digital Health and worked within the e-Health service for 2 years within NHSGGC. Catherine lives in the Southside of Glasgow. She has been married to John for the last 26 years and has 2 grown up children Sophie and Stephen.

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Michael Cunningham, Treasurer

Michael joined the Board of Revive MS Support in 2018, having previously served as a Trustee and Treasurer for the Voluntary Action Fund and the Braveheart Foundation. He also sat on the grants committee for Foundation Scotland and currently sits on the steering group for Viridor Credits. Michael is an Accountant and is Finance and Resources Manager at Down’s Syndrome Scotland.

Michael mis-spent his youth working for Local Authorities before moving to the charity sector in 2002. He has close family relatives who suffer from MS and who have taken advantage of the services provided by Revive MS Support. He lives in Lanarkshire with his wife and grown-up children and enjoys cycling and cooking, but not at the same time.

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Alan Russell

Alan became a service user of Revive in 2016 at Maryhill. He is a regular attendee at the centre and became a trustee in November, 2017. Alan has a commercial background in both the private and public sectors, most recently working in senior University roles covering fields of Hospitality, Catering, Accommodation, Events and Conferences.

He has a wide experience dealing with operational and financial issues often calling upon marketing, training, mentoring, development and leadership skills. Alan has many years of experience working in the Entertainment and Hospitality industries with the last fifteen years in the Student Sector. He is a strong believer in working with others always toward a positive outcome.

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Niall Sommerville

Niall joined the board of Revive MS Support in 2019 and brings wide ranging experience as a public affairs and communications professional working in the third sector and politics. He currently works for the Royal Society of Chemistry as Public Affairs Manager for Scotland, Wales and NI.

Prior to his current role Niall worked as Head of Communications and External Relations at the MS Society and served on the board of the Neurological Alliance of Scotland. In this role he helped support new MS treatments through the SMC process, supported the development of the National Action Plan for Neurological Care, and helped launch the first Scotland strategy of the MS Society. Niall lives near Glasgow with his wife and son.

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Kirsten McTighe

Kirsten studied Marketing and Communication at Glasgow Caledonian University, working in public relations and third-sector roles before moving to the publishing and broadcasting industries.

She subsequently returned to the third sector, undertaking fundraising, marketing and communications roles for numerous charities and non-profits. Kirsten joined the board of Revive in 2022 and currently works for Erskine in a trust fundraising role.

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Catherine Symington

Catherine has been a service user at Revive since 2017 and joined the board in 2023.

She has extensive experience as an occupational therapist, specialising in brain injury rehabilitation in residential and community settings in the NHS, local authority, and private and third sectors both as a clinician and senior manager.

Catherine brings a wealth of charity board experience having been actively involved in local and national organisations. From I992 to 2000 she was director of services for The Head Injuries Trust for Scotland. She served as a trustee and then chair for Headway in London between 2003 and 2007 and as a trustee for Headway Glasgow from 2015 to 2021. Since 2016, she has worked part time as an assessor for The Independent Living Fund Scotland.