News 08 Nov 2022

Trustees Week 2022 – Trudy McLeay Trustee Story

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For Trustees Week we spoke to our newest Trustee Member about her personal and professional background and how this has led her to join our board of trustees.

I was born and have lived in Dundee for most of my life. I worked for 52 years in the NHS in various roles until my recent retiral.

I have a master’s degree in Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and lectured at Glasgow Caledonian, Aberdeen, and Dundee Universities and have published in clinical journals and presented at various national seminars during that time as well as acting as an external examiner for Lancaster University in postgraduate MRI related courses. I was also a project manager working throughout the east of Scotland with Macmillan.

I am a founding director of a palliative care charity. Towards the end of my career, I was a non-executive director of NHS Tayside Health board holding many positions which included Chair of Care Governance, Chair of Dundee Integrated Joint Board for Health and Social Care, Joint Chair of Staff Governance, and many other committee roles. I was an equality and diversity champion for NHS Tayside Board, a role I enjoyed.

I cared for my husband who had motor neuron disease. I recognised that support and information were the keystones of making that care focused on not only my husband’s needs but also around my own needs during that difficult time. This experience has led me to become actively involved in Dundee Carers Centre.

One of my passions is fairness and recognising the impact of poverty on our population. I am a member of Dundee City Fairness Panel. I am keen to advocate for carers in both my role at Dundee Carers Centre and in the Fairness Panel.

I enjoy family time with my sons, grandchildren, and extended family.

More information

To find out more about becoming a Dundee Carers Centre trustee click here 

To find out more about Trustees Week click here