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New Chief Executive for the Archie Foundation 


NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR THE ARCHIE FOUNDATION                               05/03/2018


The official charity of Tayside Children’s Hospital has a new boss.

The ARCHIE Foundation has appointed David Wood as its Chief Executive, following the departure of David Cunningham late last year.

David Wood (56) has worked in the charity sector since 2009, most recently as CEO of Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS), a membership charity that supports community organisations across Scotland to reuse, repair and recycle.

Other third sector roles include The Burn Estate in Edzell, The Council for Voluntary Services Aberdeenshire and Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action. David, who used to live in Edzell and Laurencekirk, has also been chair of trustees for Homestart Kincardine.

David, who has four grown-up children, lives in Aberdeen and took up his post last week.

The ARCHIE Foundation is currently raising £2 million to help fund a twin theatre operating suite at Tayside Children’s Hospital.

Chairman of The ARCHIE Foundation, Joe Mackie, said: ‘David has a strong background working with charitable organisations and we’re very thrilled to announce him as our new Chief Executive.

‘He joins a dynamic and dedicated team at an exciting time as we press ahead with projects across Scotland and all the staff are looking forward to working with him and driving the charity forward.’

David said: ‘I’m delighted to be joining The ARCHIE Foundation and I’m already getting to know the team and understand the families and communities where ARCHIE is active across Scotland. Together we’ll ensure that the crucial work of the charity is maintained, supported and developed further.

‘Working in the charitable sector is hugely rewarding, and having responsibility for a well-respected organisation that makes the difference for sick children and families across Scotland is both an honour and a rare privilege.”


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The ARCHIE Foundation is the official charity of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH), Tayside Children’s Hospital (Ninewells Hospital, Dundee), the Highland Children’s Unit (Raigmore Hospital, Inverness), Dr Gray’s in Elgin and supports many of the UK’s most remote communities, the charity provides extras over and above statutory NHS facilities to transform the experience of being in hospital for local children.

Every year the charity ‘Makes the Difference’ for around 200,000 sick children by:

  • Transforming children’s healthcare facilities through capital redevelopment and refurbishment
  • Facilitating projects which create a 21st century child and family friendly environment
  • Providing highly trained specialist paediatric staff
  • Funding specialist advanced medical equipment
  • Funding play and recreation projects and spaces
  • Caring for and supporting families of sick children by providing family facilities, family accommodation and emergency grants