Enable Scotland chief executive to resign

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​Peter Scott quits post after 10 years at the charity 

20th March 2015 by Robert Armour 1 Comment

Peter Scott, the chief executive of Enable, has resigned.

Theresa Shearer, who until March of last year was Enable's chief operating officer, will take up the position of interim chief executive.  

Jo Armstrong, chair of Enable Scotland said: “Throughout his time with Enable Scotland Peter has been a huge asset to both the organisation and the sector, campaigning to improve the lives of people who have learning disabilities and their carers.

“In his tenure as chief executive officer he has driven the personalisation and SDS agenda both for Enable Scotland and more widely through his work with the Scottish Government. 

"He has also played an important role in the development and implementation of the Scottish Government’s learning disability strategy, ‘The Keys to Life’.

“We wish him every success in his new role.”

Peter Scott Said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my years at Enable Scotland, and will look back on them with considerable affection and pride. 

"Working with our members and staff for the past decade I know the challenges still faced by far too many people with disabilities day in day out.

"I am confident that Enable Scotland will continue to deliver vital support and services to those in its care and will be in very good hands moving forward. 

"I wish the organisation, and its members, every success for the future.”

Biography: Peter Scott

Scott joined the disability charity as area manager in 2005 with responsibility for supported employment and services for young people. 

In 2009 he was appointed executive director with responsibility for operations and development.

Then in March 2010 he was appointed Enable’s 6th chief executive.

Originally from Belfast, Scott began working with people with learning disabilities when in 1993 when he moved to Glasgow.

His first role as a support worker was with Fair Deal, a local voluntary organisation in Castlemilk which supports people who have learning disabilities to live independent lives in their own home.  

He then joined the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) in 1995, where he spent 10 years.

During this time he managed specialist services for people who have learning disabilities and complex needs as well as additional visual impairments. 

21st March 2015 by Mhairi Brown

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