Colin founded Black & Lizars in Glasgow and was their principal optometrist until his recent retirement.

Colin has extensive charitable involvement and currently is a trustee of Tenovus, the medical research charity, The Targu Mures Trust, which supports Holocaust survivors in Romania.

Formerly he has been with JNF, a Director of Jewish Care and was a trustee of the Ronald Mcdonald House at Yorkhill.

Colin joined Cosgrove in 2012 and is the current Chairman of Cosgrove Care. In his spare time he enjoys reading and theatre. 

He is married to Veronica with two grown up married children and has four lovely grandchildren.