Ian Hay OBE
Jim is our finance whizz and is an ex-Inspector of Taxes and now runs his own part time tax investigation consultancy. Jim has had R/T and hormone therapy for prostate cancer and recently underwent salvage therapy when the cancer reoccurred. Jim is a very keen supporter of the ‘Fit for Life Fit for Treatment’ concept and regularly exercises. Activities include walking, playing tennis/padel ,using the gym and gardening.
West Lothian Group
Charlie is a retired Senior Civil Servant and after playing a major part in the re-organisation of the Edinburgh Group in 2004 he was asked to set up a new Group in West Lothian in 2007. Charlie’s passion is Heart of Midlothian FC plus travelling all over the world and attending shows and concerts in London. Charlie has had surgery for prostate cancer in 2003.
Ken retired from a career initially in the Nuclear Power Industry followed by manufacturing confectionery with the Mars Company both in UK and Europe, finishing up as a consultant and Commercial Director within the Take Home division of S&N Breweries. He lives in Gullane, is a keen golfer and spends part of the year in France where, until recently, he and his wife had a second home. Ken was diagnosed in 2018 with an aggressive cancer and is currently following a 'Watch & Wait' routine.
Iain has lived and worked in the UK and the US. He was and still is in active in sport – he swam for Scotland and GB in the 1960's. Iain has worked in business, higher education, politics and fundraising and created two of his own businesses and remains active in several projects connected to universities, politics and sport and prostate cancer - he was diagnosed in 2008 and enjoys making a contribution with ELPCSG. He and his wife like music, film and theatre within the constraints of his hearing impairment.
Iain works in the Civil Service and has done for 40 years. He started in the Department of Employment and for the last 28 years has worked in the Registers of Scotland dealing with the registration of property. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016 and was amongst one of the first in Edinburgh to be treated using robotically assisted surgery. Iain is a keen cyclist and enjoys taking part in long distance cycle rides. He also enjoys films and music.
David is a retired university professor (St Andrews and Durham) who has devoted his research career to understanding the visual system of the brain. He had external beam radiotherapy with hormonal treatment for prostate cancer in Spring 2015. His enjoys jazz, hill walking, and cinema, along with those depressingly rare occasions when Leeds United FC has a good season.
Richard is an accountant whose career spanned 30 years in Financial Services in Edinburgh, working for organisations including HSBC, Standard Life and BlackRock. He joined the committee this year having been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer in July 2019, and undergoing robotically assisted surgery in November. Richard lives in East Lothian with his wife and their yellow Labrador. He is a keen walker, cyclist and rugby supporter being a regular attendee at Murrayfield for both Scotland and Edinburgh games. He also enjoys cooking and more importantly sampling the fruits of his labours with a good bottle of wine.