Our Team

Jane Ferguson
Foundation Director

Jane has been Foundation Director since 2011, having previously been the Director of Fundraising at King’s College Hospital. She is an experienced and highly motivated executive and board member with more than 20 years’ experience in the charity sector, including setting strategy, national campaigns, capital appeals, grantmaking and governance.

She is a trustee of NHS Charities Together, an organisation which she has been closely involved with for many years, now the leading voice for the sector.


Patricia Irving
Head of Finance

Patricia joined ELHF in August 2019. A qualified accountant she has a breadth of accounting and charity sector knowledge and has headed up a number of Finance teams in other charitable organisations. While financial strategy and monitoring the finances of the Foundation are the focus of Patricia’s role she feels privileged to see first-hand the difference the Foundation’s money can make to people’s lives.

She has also been known to do some fundraising of her own by taking part in both the London and Edinburgh marathons.


Nicola Sinclair
Head of Fundraising

Nicola Sinclair, Head of Fundraising

Nicola joined the team in April 2019 to build and lead the fundraising and communications department.  Nicola brings around 18 years’ experience of working in the charity sector including housing, international development, research and medical charities.   Nicola is a #ProudFundraiser and has previously held CIoF positions as Chair of the Standards Advisory Board Scotland, Scottish Executive Committee Member and Chair of the Scottish Heads and Directors of Fundraising SIG.  Nicola is currently a Trustee of Voluntary Health Scotland.

Nicola is passionate about giving donors and fundraisers the best donor experience and loves the difference they make to our staff and patients across NHS Lothian.


Sanjay Singh
Head of Funding Programmes

Sanjay joined ELHF in August 2020 seeking to drive social change through grant-giving and promoting social justice, equality and support for our people and the environment within Edinburgh and the Lothians. His experience spans globally in grant management having managed multi-million pound international development and environmental programmes across the UK, Africa and the Middle East. Having spent much of his career in developing countries, working with charities and developing business in the banking sector, his knowledge of over 20 years gives him a unique understanding of working in complex environments and working towards a better civil society.

He is also a trustee on various charitable boards, including WWF and the Greggs PLC Foundation and in his spare time loves nothing more than family, food and the great outdoors!


Image credit Sanjay Singh – Picture Copyright: Iain McLean