The following people bring a range of experience and expertise to Kindred’s Board of Trustees:

Lesley Duncan – Lesley has worked in the Scottish financial services industry since 1993 and brings a range of different skillsets to the Kindred Board.  

Stewart Kirkpatrick – Stewart learned about the wonderful work done by Kindred through the incredible support they gave to his nephew. He is a leading campaigner, with particular expertise in mass communication and people-led actions. He is the Head of Impact at the independent media organisation openDemocracy.  He will be focusing on campaigning as in his previous appointments as Head of Scotland with the digital campaign organisation 38 Degrees and Head of Digital at Yes Scotland.

Trina Kirkpatrick, Chair - Trina has significant experience of working in the third sector in a variety of roles, mostly at senior level. Her main professional experience has been in the area of women's equality but she started out in education, primary school then community education. As a parent of a severely disabled child she has a great deal of knowledge of issues relating to social care, education, health and inclusion. She has worked extensively on intersectional, partnership working and developing inclusive and effective feminist governance across the women's sector.

Hilary Pippiette - Hilary is a Private Client solicitor with 25 years of experience in supporting families through end of life planning and bereavement. She is also a bereavement support volunteer with Marie Curie, and a qualified end of life Doula, and has worked as a carer providing support at home and in a care home setting. As a Day Care Officer with the Day Care Team at the Eric Liddell centre, Hilary offered outreach support to people in the community living with dementia, and their families. She has four adult children.

Grant Thomson, Treasurer – Grant is a senior investment manager.  He has worked in the investment industry for over 20 years, looking after portfolios for charities, pensions, trusts and individuals.  He has two boys and his wife works closely with children who have high level needs, in residential and respite care.