Meet our Board of Trustees who voluntarily provide their expertise to support the effective governance of Human Development Scotland (HDS).

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Graham Monteith, HDS Chair

Graham became Chair of HDS in 2018. He is a retired NHS senior manager with a clinical background in mental health nursing and a long record of promoting psychotherapy, psychodynamic thinking and a deeper understanding of human relations work.

In addition to his work in mental health services as a clinician and manager Graham served for two years (2010-12) in a policy role as the CAMHS advisor to the Scottish Government. Graham has also been a trustee with the Sutherland Trust and an Independent Prison Monitor.

You are welcome to contact the Chair of the Board of Trustees: [email protected] 


Mary MacCallum Sullivan, Interim HRC Training Committee Chair

Mary's background is in psychotherapy and counselling education and training, at post-graduate level, as teacher, team leader and manager.  She is an experienced practitioner working with a wide range of clients.

Co-author with Harriett Goldenberg of Cradling the Chrysalis: Teaching/Learning Psychotherapy (2015) UKCP/Karnac, editor of Unconscious Communication In Practice (1999) Open University Press, and co-editor with Bernard Burgoyne of The Klein-Lacan Dialogues (1997) Rebus Press.


Kathy Duguid, CAP Training Committee Chair

Kathy's first career was in field and residential social work, specialising in LAC and child abuse. She retrained at the Tavistock in child & adolescent psychotherapy and then worked in CAMHS teams in London and Manchester as a clinician and manager.  


Mhairi Rae, Treasurer

Mhairi is a Chartered Accountant who has worked for 15 years across practice and industry, as well as having previous experience as a charity trustee and independent examiner.

Her aim as treasurer is to ensure that HDS has a stable financial base from which to deliver and expand its valuable services.


Debbie Hindle

Dr Debbie Hindle is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist, trained at the Tavistock Clinic. For 10 years, she was Head of the Clinical Training in Child Psychotherapy at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations in Edinburgh and worked clinically in a specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Glasgow for children who were fostered or adopted. 

She has written extensively, including 3 co-edited books – Personality Development: A Psychoanalytic Perspective (1999); The Emotional Experience of Adoption: A Psychoanalytic Perspective (2008);and Sibling Matters: A Psychoanalytic, Developmental and Systemic Approach (2014). Now retired from the NHS, she continues to teach, supervise and lecture. 


Tim Savage

Tim is a psychodynamic counsellor who works in secondary schools, and with clients of all ages through a private practice. 

He trained on the Human Relations and Counselling programme at Human Development Scotland.


Elaine Ogg

Elaine trained as a general practitioner 30 years ago but very quickly became interested in mental health, therefore moved to specialist training in Psychiatry. She worked for 20 years as a consultant Psychiatrist. Elaine's psychiatry has always included talking therapy and a psychodynamic understanding of her patients’ difficulties and she trained in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy.

Elaine is now semi-retired from the NHS but into her second year as a private practitioner in psychotherapy. Her experience has shown her the value of psychotherapy and Elaine is passionate about supporting HDS in its aims.