OSCR names interim chief executive

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David Robb to leave at the end of January for new role 

14th January 2019 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

OSCR will install an interim chief executive following the departure of David Robb.

Maureen Mallon, who is currently an assistant director at Education Scotland, will take up the interim position full time on 28 January.

Robb announced his departure in December and will leave the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator to head up Student Awards Agency Scotland.

Mallon has a community learning background and before joining Education Scotland had long experience in the third sector, including 10 years with YouthLink Scotland as head of development and as its deputy chief executive.

The recruitment process to find a permanent successor to Robb will begin later in year after a new chair has appointed to the OSCR board.

Robb became OSCR’s second chief executive in October 2011 following the departure of Jane Ryder.

Over the last seven years, Robb has overseen more targeted regulation by the organisation - focusing OSCR’s resources on areas that have the greatest impact on public trust and confidence in charities.

OSCR chair, Dr Graham Forbes, thanked Robb for his contribution to OSCR, saying he has transformed the organisation.

“In his seven years we have become a proportionate, preventative, risk-based regulator, supporting charity trustees in their important work and also playing our role in Scotland’s flourishing charity sector.

“The organisation he leaves behind has become a light touch regulator promoting our vision of charities you can trust and stressing the public benefit they bring to us all in so many ways.”