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Who we are

Supporting innovation across NHS Scotland

Experienced, talented and committed to supporting health innovation.

Meet our team

David Brand

Business Development Manager

David started his career in the British Army and travelled around the globe on numerous operations, before graduating...

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Susan Burgess

Finance Controller

Susan Burgess has a 2:1 BAcc Hons Accounting degree from the University of the West of Scotland and is a part qualifi...

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Simon Cree

Communications Officer

Simon Cree holds a 2:1 BSc (Hons) degree in English Literature from the University of Strathclyde. His background is...

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Fiona Fleming

Communications Manager

Fiona Fleming has a BA Marketing and Business Law from Strathclyde Business School, is Chartered Public Relations Pra...

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Elaine Gemmell

Head of Project Management

Joining SHIL in 2002, Elaine helped establish the organisation. With more than fifteen years’ experience in med...

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Gillian Henderson - maternity leave

Head of Project Management

Gillian is currently on maternity leave - if you would like to contact the Head of Project Management, please contac...

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Sheena MacCormick

Business Development Manager

Sheena has a degree in Economics and French and a post graduate diploma in marketing and European languages.  Sh...

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Marianne Murphy

Project Manager

Marianne Murphy is a graduate of The University of Strathclyde, armed with an Honours degree in Immunology and Pharma...

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Chris Neilson

Project Manager

Chris Neilson is a graduate in Product Design, Medical Devices and has four years’ experience in Biomedical eng...

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Robert Rea

Head of Business Development

Robert Rea holds a BSc (Hons) Developmental Biology, University of Edinburgh, (1998). He completed a Ph.D in Biology...

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Meet our board

Graham Watson

Executive Chairman

Graham Watson LLB CA FRSA is an experienced non-executive director with a strong commercial track record. He h...

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Colin Morgan

Director and Vice-Chair

Formerly with the Johnson & Johnson Medical Device companies in the UK & Ireland for 36 years with responsibi...

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Dilip Nathwani

Non-Executive Director

Dilip qualified from Aberdeen University in 1984, and has subsequently training in internal medicine/infection/tropic...

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Graeme Boyle

Non-Executive Director

Graeme is the Senior R&D Manager at the Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC). He leads a team responsible for cl...

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Julie Brittenden

Non-Executive Director

Professor Julie Brittenden graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surg...

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Douglas Griffin

Non-Executive Director

Douglas Griffin was educated at the High School of Glasgow, then University of Glasgow, where graduated with MA Honou...

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Gordon Watt

Non-Executive Director

Gordon joined the Chief Scientist Office in 2014 after various posts in the Scottish Government, including Head of Yo...

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Jill Young

Non-Executive Director

Jill was appointed as Chief Executive of the unique National Waiting Times Centre ‘flagship’ NHS National...

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