Garreth Wood

Garreth is a Scottish philanthropist and advocate. He and his wife Nicola founded Kids Operating Room, with the vision of ‘A world where every child has equal access to safe surgery.’ He firmly believes that access to surgery is a basic human right and that every child should receive urgent healthcare when they need it. He believes that philanthropy requires tenacity; the ability to hang on when letting go appears most attractive. He is inspired by the tenacity of the surgical teams KidsOR support across the world. The grit, perseverance and resilience they show every day, often in impossibly difficult working environments, is an inspiration to him. Garreth lives in East Lothian, Scotland with Nicola and their two young children.