Campbell Chalmers has been appointed as the new director of the Royal National Institute of Blind People Scotland.
Mr Chalmers, who initially trained as a nurse in learning disabilities and adult nursing, has worked in healthcare and the voluntary sector for 30 years.
“His expertise will be hugely advantageous in ensuring that we prevent sight loss wherever possible”
He was most recently a stroke nurse consultant in NHS Lanarkshire but was also previously a director for the charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
He led the development of a “stroke visual pathway” in Lanarkshire for people who experience eye problems after a stroke and is chair of the Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum.
In addition, he has acted as an advisor for the Scottish Government and a member of the Scottish parliament’s Heart Disease and Stroke Cross Party Group.
Nurse becomes new director of sight loss charity
Mr Chalmers said: “I am delighted to be joining the RNIB Scotland team to work with members and staff to support children, young people and adults with sight loss to live full and independent lives, and work with others to help minimise preventable sight loss.”
Sandra Wilson, chair of RNIB Scotland, added: “We are delighted that Campbell Chalmers is taking up this post as our new director.
“Campbell comes with a wealth of experience in the Scottish health field and his expertise will be hugely advantageous in ensuring that we prevent sight loss wherever possible, and make our society a better, more inclusive place for those who are blind or partially sighted,” she said.