Richard Meade

When did you become a Leuchie trustee?

Why did you decide to become involved with Leuchie?
Through my work at Marie Curie I came into contact with Leuchie on several occasions including visiting the house, and I was so impressed with everything the charity did. When an opportunity to join the Board came up I was delighted to be involved.

What do you do as a Leuchie trustee?
I sit on the Board, which is ultimately responsible for the governance of the charity and ensure that it is meeting its charitable objectives. I also sit on the Quality Committee and provide advice and guidance around issues relating to public affairs.

What do you get out of it?
Leuchie is a great charity, so simply being part of it in a very small way is reward enough. The staff and trustees of Leuchie are dedicated and committed people who care deeply about the service and so I enjoy working with them a lot.

Tell us one thing about you that we probably wouldn't expect:
I love running and once finished 83rd in the London Marathon and 5th in the Edinburgh Marathon.

If you could invite someone to Leuchie for a coffee and a chat, who would it be and why?
There are so many people you could invite! Tough question. I would be tempted to invite a philanthropist with lots of money to invest, who would be blown away by all that Leuchie has to offer and want to help, someone like Sir Tom Hunter. I am sure he would also have some great chat too!

If you could wave a magic wand, what would the Leuchie of the future be like?
I hope to see Leuchie continue to offer its fantastic holiday breaks for people and carers, but also to become renowned for its expertise in technology solutions to support people with neurological conditions, which can be shared for the benefit of all.