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Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has appointed Mark O’Donnell as its chief executive. Mark is a former deputy director for health and social care for the Scottish Government and was most recently director for Scotland at the MS Society. Of his new post he said: “It’s a great privilege to be here. It is an exciting time for the charity, and I am really looking forward to embracing all the opportunities to come.” Mark took up the post on 11 May.
Royal Blind has appointed Sally Paterson as learning hub manager. Sally, a former teacher of visually impaired children in North Lanarkshire, will develop the new Royal Blind Learning Hub service to support education professionals in mainstream schools who have blind children in their classroom. Sally Paterson is currently chair of the Scottish Association of Visual Impairment Education as well as being a committee member for the NHS Scotland Visual Impairment Network for Children and Young people, the Scottish Sensory Centre and the Scottish Parliament cross party group on visual impairment.
Lorne MacLeod has been elected as the new chairman of Community Land Scotland As a founding member, MacLeod has had an extensive involvement in community land ownership stretching back to the 1990s. He was most recently a board member of the community owned estate covering the islands of Eriskay, South Uist and Benbecula in the Western Isles. He is a chartered accountant who specialises in working with charities and community businesses and is also a director of a retail and distribution business based in Skye. Lorne replaces David Cameron of the Isle of Harris who has retired from the role
Museums Galleries Scotland has appointed Manus Fullerton as its new chair of the board. In recent years he has served as chair of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, director of Social Investment Scotland and the vice chair of BBC Children In Need Appeal Scotland. He has held several senior positions in Lloyds Banking Group, including executive director Lloyds TSB Scotland plc. Manus will commence his new role in July when current chair, Douglas Connell steps down due to his relocation to England.