Governance

HIV Scotland is a charity registered in Scotland (number SCO 33951) and a company limited by guarantee (number 242242).
Read our memorandum of association and articles [PDF - 1MB]
for more information on our legal status. See below for our most recent audited accounts and details of our Board of Trustees.

Our approach to governance

The HIV Scotland Board has adopted the Carver model of Policy Governance. The Board govern by monitoring compliance against the policies set out in the HIV Scotland Governance Policy Manual [PDF - 563kB].

The HIV Scotland Board meets every quarter and is responsible for the strategic leadership of the organisation and for ensuring compliance with charity regulations so that we are well run, financially healthy and fulfilling our charitable aims.

Board of trustees

Trustees give their time voluntarily and are on the Board in an individual capacity. They bring a wide range of skills, experience and interests. We are currently recruiting for trustees for the Board so do take a look at the details and contact us for more information.

  • Nicoletta Policek - Chair: joined the board of HIV Scotland in 2016. She lives in Edinburgh and is an Associate Professor in Policing and Criminology at the University of Carlisle. Her academic areas of interests have a distinct interest on key populations affected by HIV, and their intersection with the criminal justice system, and stigma and discrimination.
  • Agnes Holmes - Vice-chair: Agnes has an MA in International Management; is involved in number of organisations such as: being a member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Equalities Advisory Group and Board Director of Edinburgh Mela. An advocate of human rights and social justice, she is looking forward to working with staff and trustees to advance HIV Scotland's purpose.
  • Mike Reid: Mike is an accountant and Head of Corporate Services for Relationships Scotland. He is also treasurer of Volunteer Centre Edinburgh. He is committed to enabling people to make informed choices about their sexual health and has previously been a trustee for other HIV charities. Mike joined the Board in January 2013.
  • Susanne Neville: Susanne joined the board of HIV Scotland in 2014. She is Associate Director of Peoplematters, a leading provider of learning and development solutions in Scotland and beyond. Prior to that she was the CEO of a social care charity which provided services to elderly people. She has a degree in Arts and Social Science and a Diploma in Management and is a trustee of two other charities.
  • James Whyte: is an experienced manager with 18 years of successful voluntary management experience in the HIV sector. His career has focussed on health issues, volunteering, community engagement and equality & diversity issues.