New appointments at leading organisations

Board roles

New roles unveiled 

3rd August 2020 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has appointed three senior non-executive directors in support of its new 10-year strategy.  

The appointments of Claire Treacy, Sheila Fazal and Collette Norval will support the delivery of the strategy - Building an Impact Economy 2030 – setting out a roadmap for providing social entrepreneurs with the investment and support needed to create greater, more sustainable impact. Claire will chair the risk committee and Sheila will chair the audit committee.

The trio of appointments will join an eight strong board led by Ken Barclay whose tenure as chair began last year. In line with SIS’s diversity and inclusion objectives, female board representation is now above 50%

Since SIS was established in 2001, it has invested nearly £80 million in over 400 impactful businesses and supported over 5,000 social entrepreneurs.

Commenting on the new appointments Ken Barclay, chairman, SIS said: “Claire, Sheila and Collette bring with them invaluable qualities, experience and expertise in the fields of risk, finance and social enterprise to the board of SIS. We know that diversity in the boardroom leads to better business outcomes and I am sure that our new board members will make a significant contribution to the pursuit of our long term vision to create an impact economy.​

“With the publication of our new 10-year strategy and in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, I’m excited by the challenge of what we as a board can do to support the SIS executive in playing an important role as Scotland looks to rebuild its economy.”

And Poppyscotland has announced the appointments of a new chairman and an interim chief executive. Jason Coward has been appointed as the charity’s new chairman, taking over from Anthony Macaulay who has retired following a two-year tenure on the Poppyscotland board of trustees. Following the departure of Mark Bibbey as chief executive last month, Mark Collins has been appointed interim chief executive.