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Maurice Hankey

Dr Maurice Hankey;  Maurice became Chief Executive of the Society in May 2015, after joining as its Secretary in August 2014 following the retirement of Sandy Mackay.  From a long-standing farming family from the North of England, he qualified in agricultural subjects before several years in research, advisory work and teaching.  After 10 years practical farming, he joined the Scottish Landowners’ Federation as a policy adviser, before becoming its Director for almost a decade. Prior to joining IGF he was Chief Executive of RSABI, Scotland’s agricultural benevolent charity.

Anne Metcalfe

Anne Metcalfe: Anne qualified as a Registered Nurse in Glasgow in 1979 and gained further qualifications in Accident and Emergency Nursing, District Nursing and Family Planning. The majority of her nursing career was spent as a District Nurse in Glasgow. Anne left the NHS in 2001 to commence work in the voluntary sector with Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, and laterally as a Support Worker with the Scottish Spina Bifida Association where she remained for 12 years before being appointed as Senior Caseworker with the Society. Anne covers the West, South West of Scotland, and England.

Bettie Thom

Bettie Thom: Bettie  is our Caseworker for the North of Scotland including the Islands. Bettie qualified as a Registered Nurse in Dublin in 1975. She then spent some time working in Australia before moving back to Aberdeen to study Midwifery. Bettie also completed a course in District Nursing in 1981 and then took a career break to have her family. She returned to work as a District Nurse in Alness where she remained for 21 years before leaving to take up post as a Caseworker with the Society in 2014.

Elizabeth McCueElizabeth McCue: Elizabeth was appointed Caseworker with the Society in 2009. She previously worked with a National Mental Health charity for 24 years, supporting individuals with mental health issues to live independently. She managed services Scotland-wide, working in partnership with health and social work to deliver services to people with enduring and complex needs. Elizabeth also managed two Carers Centres for a period of five years.


Sharon Moffat

Sharon Moffat: Sharon joined the Society in 1988 after leaving college. She started as an Office Junior, and has gained valuable experience through the years in the complexities of managing a grant – giving organisation. She now has the role of Office Administrator, having responsibility for the various aspects of administration within the Society. Sharon is the first point of contact for the numerous enquiries coming into the office on a daily basis, and is the friendly, cheerful voice callers meet on the telephone.