Chief Executive, Alzheimer Scotland
Henry joined Alzheimer Scotland as Chief Executive in August 2008. He has over thirty years’ experience in the health and social care sector. Henry has spent the majority of his career in the voluntary sector, primarily involved in developing new community-based person-centred services, leading significant campaigns and influencing system redesign and transformation. Henry has worked in both the learning disability and mental health fields.
Over the past fifteen years, Henry has been dedicated to the field of dementia, seeking to improve the rights and opportunities for people living with dementia and their carers in Scotland and beyond. He has been closely involved in the development of new approaches in practice, education, research and policy, as well as leading a national charity that provides direct support to people throughout Scotland and aims to make sure nobody faces dementia on their own. Recent work includes setting up a world leading dementia prevention initiative, Brain Health Scotland.
Henry has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from both Queen Margaret University and Glasgow Caledonian University.