New boss for Victim Support Scotland

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Kate Wallace currently leads Visualise Scotland

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1st August 2017 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Victim Support Scotland (VSS) has announced the appointment of Kate Wallace as the charity’s new chief executive.

She has 13 years’ experience of high profile leadership roles in the public and voluntary sectors in both executive and non-executive role and currently leads Visualise Scotland, a service delivery charity that provides services to people living with disabilities and complex needs from across Scotland.

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace

Prior to that, Kate was the UK programme director for Barnardo’s based between London and Glasgow.

Chairman of the VSS executive board, Alastair MacDonald, said: “Recent changes to the criminal justice system have established minimum standards on rights, support and protection for victims of crime.

“This, coupled with the changes which have also been made to strengthen the role of charities in our society, mean that there are many opportunities for Victim Support Scotland to develop and build on what we provide as a key organisation in the criminal justice system.

“Kate is an energetic leader with a proven track record of delivering. The board of VSS is looking forward to welcoming her to the team at the end of October."

Kate said: “I am really excited to be joining Victim Support Scotland. I have long admired the wonderful work of the charity, and I am honoured to accept the post of chief executive.

“I look forward to working collaboratively with staff and volunteers, the board of trustees and all external partners, to continue to deliver the best service we can to victims and witnesses of crime across Scotland.”