Introducing our new board member, Donald Macaskill

Donald Macaskill, PhD, Chief Executive Officer

ScottishCare

Dr. Donald Macaskill has worked for many years in the health and social care sectors across the United Kingdom. A particular professional focus has been issues related to bereavement, palliative care and individual human rights. For thirteen years he ran his own equality and human rights consultancy focusing on adult protection, risk and personalisation. He is the CEO of Scottish Care, the representative body for care providers in the independent sector in Scotland.  He sits on a number of Governmental committees and working groups and is a trustee of a number of charities.

Dr. Macaskill recently participated among a panel of thought-leaders that made the case for what they thought was the most challenging key issue facing our sector on a global scale: technology, workforce, or consumer voice at the 2021 Global Ageing Network virtual virtual summit. In the session, he wisely advised that “we must challenge the presumption that we know best. Only then can we transform our field and what it means to grow old. That transformation starts with, in Donald’s words, “older adults taking responsibility and ownership of their power.”

The Global Ageing Network is excited to host the Biennial Global Ageing Conference in Scotland in the autumn of 2023. “We look forward to inviting guests from across the world by offering not only Scottish hospitality, but we hope and inspiring event which showcases the best of dignified, rights-based care and support for the older citizens of our world.” – Donald Macaskill, Scottishcare