The PBC Foundation is the only UK organisation exclusively dedicated to providing support and information to those affected by PBC
Collette Thain MBE
Collette Thain MBE is the CEO of the PBC Foundation. Having been diagnosed with PBC in 1994, I set about trying to inform myself about my condition, its implications for my life and how best I could help myself. Eventually, I found the PBC Patient Support Group which was enormously helpful, albeit limited: there were patients there but no formally written information which was known to be current or even accurate. This led me to form the PBC Foundation in 1996 and watched it grow into one of the world's leading PBC organisations. I have had many proud moments over the years, from accepting my MBE on behalf of "those suffering from PBC" to seeing the completion of our first PBC Compendium, "Living with PBC". I still love my work as CEO, keeping us on an even keel financially, developing new services, keeping in touch with members and knowing that no two days are ever the same.
Eileen, who lives in Edinburgh, has many years experience of working in the private, public and voluntary sectors. She has been a Trustee of the Foundation since 2005 was formerly the Chairman.
Adrian Innes started his career in banking over 30 years ago in Forres as bank junior, prior to moving to Aberdeen, where he worked for 18 years, then moving to Edinburgh as Senior Business Development Manager for the Royal Bank of Scotland. Adrian joined the Clydesdale Bank in 2005 and is now Head of Business Direct Glasgow.
Responsible for the financial performance of Business Direct, within Business and Private Bank and delivers with a sense of urgency. Demonstrates excellent leadership behaviours, inspiring and motivating employees to achieve excellence in individual and team performance. Develops a dynamic strategy tailored to the business market and is an ambassador of the Business and Private Bank brand in local community. A key objective is to ensure that the business remains focused to achieve optimal and sustainable financial performance as well as satisfying risk management and compliance standards across the whole Business.
Over the years Adrian has developed a wealth of experience working with businesses from start up to well established companies throughout Scotland ensuring the business remains focused to achieve optimal and sustainable financial performance.
David Campbell has been on the Board of the Foundation since 2011. He is a solicitor in Edinburgh where he lives with his wife and son. David enjoys music and theatre and the great outdoors.
James Neuberger is an Honorary Consultant Physician at the Liver Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Associate Medical Director at Organ Donation and Transplantation in NHS Blood and Transplant. He qualified from Oxford and trained in London, Leeds and Birmingham. He has had a long-term interest in liver disease, especially Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, and liver transplantation. He has published extensively on liver disease.
Dawn Dickson is a partner in Eversheds and has been a solicitor in Edinburgh for 16 years. Dawn works actively with a number of charities her specialism being HR and employment law. Dawn lives with her husband and 2 boys (and dog!) in Edinburgh and enjoys long walks, food, wine and holidays!