David C Ogilvy

What's your day job?

I'm a partner at Turcan Connell where I head up the Dispute Resolution and Employment Law Team. I hold a number of management positions as a partner and have overall responsiblity for ensuring compliance with many of the firm's regulatory obligations.

When did you become a Leuchie trustee?
My involvement began when Leuchie was operated under the auspices of the MS Society Scotland. When that organisation decided to close Leuchie, I was delighted to be given the chance to become involved in ensuring that the good work carried on at Leuchie House could continue.

What do you do as a Leuchie trustee?
In addition to inputting at board meetings, I am on the operations sub-committee.

What do you get out of it?
I fully support Leuchie's charitable objectives and its values. Leuchie has brought happiness to countless people for whom happiness is a rare or inaccessible commodity. My role in helping at Leuchie is minor in comparison to all the hard, hands-on work carried out daily (and nightly) by staff and volunteers.

If you could invite someone to Leuchie for afternoon tea, who would it be and why?
Leuchie exists for the people it serves. It makes sense that we would host someone who could not otherwise come. We should invite them for dinner too.

If you could wave a magic wand, what would the Leuchie of the future be like?
The magic wand would be best deployed finding a cure for MS and other neurological diseases.