All members of Penumbra’s Board are Trustees for the purposes of charity law, with overall responsibility for its activities.

The Board meets several times a year and is supported by three committees: Finance, Risk & Audit Committee, People, Quality & Improvement Committee and Remuneration Committee.


Board members

Laura Reid  

Laura Reid (Chair)

Laura started her career in the NHS as an analyst and now holds a senior position within SIMUL8 Corporation (an organization that develops dynamic and innovative analytics software).

Niall Stirling  

Niall Stirling (Treasurer)

After training as a Chartered Accountant, Niall has spent over 25 years working in consumer goods and technology in a broad range of organisations, leading finance, strategic and operational roles.

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Louise Goodlad

Louise is Senior Head of Partnerships with The Prince’s Trust. She is an experienced fundraising professional with over 14 years fundraising experience in the third sector.

Alistair Hodgson  

Alistair Hodgson

Alistair leads on national policy development within the Scottish Government for digital health & care. He is currently seconded from the NHS to the Joint Improvement Team.


Angus MacFarlane

Angus is currently an Interim Director of Change. He is passionate about delivering into the voluntary sector and has worked for a number of years in India and Brazil with LEPRA (Leprosy Charity) and other charities.

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Alison Bavidge

Alison has been involved in social work for nearly thirty years working with and for children in residential care, people with physical disability and sensory needs and people in the justice system.

Colin Briggs

Colin Briggs

Colin’s professional career to date has been in healthcare settings, including working in NHS organisations across Scotland and England, and at the Scottish Government. He is currently Director of Strategic Planning at NHS Lothian.