Today is a reflective day for us at SBH Scotland as our CEO of 34 years, Andy Wynd MBE MIoD retires.
Anyone who knows Andy will know that he has dedicated his life to the charity - taking it from a service with only 2 family support workers (based in an inaccessible building in the west end of Glasgow) to a nationwide support and clinical support service run by a dedicated team and with a purpose-built family support centre, and head office, in Dullatur.
He has led the organisation through periods of transition and significant expansion which has culminated in a range of innovative developments and person centred projects from telehealth to Healthy Living, Inclusive Fitness and Play Projects; all of which contribute to ensuring that families affected by spina bifida or hydrocephalus have a wide range of choices and support networks to enable them to live lives to the full.
In 2014 his dedication to healthcare did not go unnoticed and he was awarded an MBE.
Last month at the charity's Annual General Meeting, Andy was asked to say a few words about his time with the charity and this is what he said,