Billy is Associate Director for AHPs in NHS Ayrshire and Arran with lead responsibility for the design and delivery of acute and community service involving over 800 Allied Health Professions across Ayrshire. A Board member of Ayrshire Sportsability and a member of The Ayrshire Hospice Clinical Governance Board, he also works closely with local third sector organisations to support and strengthen their impact.
Billy began his career as a clinical Physiotherapist in the NHS in Yorkshire in 2001 where he worked for 9 years before moving to Ayrshire as Head of Physiotherapy in 2010. He has also worked in professional sport, run his own business and worked as a lecturer with a special interest in working with those with long term pain and mental health conditions.
A clinical leader with experience of working across sectors, he has a passion for working with communities and partners to deliver the best health and wellbeing outcomes possible for everyone in Scotland, especially for those communities in most need. He believes that through working together when planning and delivering services we can maximize our collective impact and make the most of everyone’s skills and strengths to ensure equitable access to the best services possible.
A proud husband and dad of two young girls, he believes that change begins close to home and he enjoys spending time with his family, engaging in a range of physical and outdoor pursuits.