NHS director takes top role at linked sight loss charities

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, which operate as sister charities, have appointed Craig Spalding as their next chief executive.

Spalding has been director of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service since 2019 and joins the charities at the end of January 2022.

The charities' chair Michael Craig said: “We are delighted to have Craig join us as our new Chief Executive in the new year.

“Craig is a visionary leader, who will bring with him enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to help us towards our joint mission of reaching everyone in Scotland with sight loss – where and when they need us.”

Spalding added: “I am truly honoured to be joining the team at Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans in the new year. To become a part of an organization with a rich history that makes a difference in the lives of many people in Scotland, along with the ambition to increase our reach to many others is truly motivating and somewhat humbling.

“I can't wait to begin my journey at Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, helping both colleagues as well as the people of Scotland affected by sight loss transform, unite and thrive.”

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