A leading financial expert has joined the board of directors at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
Vicky Drysdale is a divisional director at investment management firm Brewin Dolphin and previously spent eight years at private bank Brown Shipley where she played a key role in establishing their Edinburgh office.
She will use that financial expertise to help the charity, which has to date invested £9m to support the babies, children and young people treated at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.
Shona Cardle, chief executive, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We’re pleased to welcome Vicky to our board of directors. I have no doubt that her considerable financial acumen will help us continue to deliver the highest level of support to the patients and families from across Scotland who attend the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.”
An expert in financial markets and understanding the economy, Vicky has demonstrable success in manging clients' investment portfolios. She has strategic and hands on experience in brand development, marketing and client engagement, and is a fellow of the Securities Institute.
Vicky Drysdale said: “The Charity is fantastic and makes a real difference to the children who attend the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow and I am very proud to join the board of directors.
“I wanted to join a charitable board as I was keen to put my skill set to use to give something back to society. I have learned so much during my professional career and wanted to put it to good use out with the private sector. I never take anything for granted and know there are so many people that need help and support and I am happy to contribute in some small way.”
Vicky was matched to the charity by iMultiply, a recruitment agency which offers charities seeking new board members access to its extensive network free of charge.
Following the appointment, Debbie Shields of iMultiply said: “We are passionate about supporting non-for-profit organisations and have successfully worked with a number of registered charities across Scotland.
“It’s been great to make the introduction with Vicky and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. Working with both has been a real pleasure and I’m sure it will be a great appointment for both parties. I look forward to hearing about their continued successes!”