Meet the team

Our Ambassadors

Puneet gupta

Puneet Gupta has lived and worked in the Inverclyde area for over 40 years. He is an entrepreneur with a diverse business portfolio, ranging from healthcare, hospitality and leisure, property, and paper. 

Puneet is a benefactor of many local, national and international charities, with a particular focus on those working within the spheres of improving outcomes for disadvantaged children, environmental sustainability and medical research. He also holds several trustee positions, directorships and board memberships.

David Kerr

David was born and raised in Glasgow and is a Professor in Oncology at the University of Oxford.

David has committed his life and research to the study of cancer, where his clinical research into therapy of colorectal cancer is widely considered to have saved thousands of lives over the past two decades. 

He has worked closely with the Scottish government throughout his career to develop cancer services; he conducted the first national audit of cancer waiting times and contributed to the development of a National Cancer Plan. He authored the 2005 Kerr Report on service change in NHS Scotland. David was awarded a CBE in 2002 for his commitment to and work on cancer research.

Robert Kilgour

Robert was brought up in Fife and currently lives between Fife and London. He is the founder and Chairman of Renaissance Care which operates 16 care homes throughout Scotland, employing around 1,200 staff.

Prior to starting Renaissance, Robert founded Four Seasons Health Care in Fife, building it into the UK’s fifth largest care home operator, operating 101 care homes employing around 7,000 staff before he exited the business.

He has also co-founded numerous other businesses and in December 2018 he was appointed by Macmillan Cancer Support as their first ever Ambassador.

Mairi Scott

Mairi lives in Fife and is an academic General Practitioner having started working as a full-time general practitioner in inner city Glasgow. 

Mairi has worked with the Scottish government and NHS Scotland on multiple projects, most notably the development of ‘GPs with Special Interests’ (GPwSI) in Scotland. Her expertise in general practice has allowed her opportunities to reinforce the importance of having strong primary care services within the NHS.  Her research has been credited with the developing of primary care services in healthcare systems around the world.

Garreth Wood

Garreth lives in East Lothian and co-founded international children’s healthcare charity Kids Operating Room (KidsOR) alongside his wife, Nicola.  

KidsOR aims to give all children equal access to safe surgery. KidsOR has enabled over 50,000 life-changing operations to go ahead since its creation in 2017. KidsOR recently assisted the Scottish government during the pandemic with the distribution of PPE to Africa. Prior to founding KidsOR, Garreth built and ran a hospitality business in Scotland, employing over 300 people across his establishments.

katherine sangster

Katherine lives and works in East Lothian and is currently the National Manager for Scotland at a think tank. She is an expert at developing public policy and has experience in the public, corporate and charity sectors.

Katherine has spent her whole career campaigning for better policy outcomes for Scotland, most notably in the childcare sector. She has spent time volunteering with Children’s Hearings Scotland and is the Chair of the First Step Community Project. Both organisations work to support vulnerable children and young people at a community level.