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Familiar name announced as leading charity's new chief executive


Takes up post end of August

Judith Turbyne is to become the chief executive of Children in Scotland.

Currently a senior manager at the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, she will start in the post on 30 August.

Turbyne said: I am delighted and excited to be taking up this wonderful appointment. I am passionate about challenging inequality and working for a more just society, and I will bring this passion to the role of Children in Scotland’s chief executive.

“It is a key moment for positive policy change for Scotland’s children and Children in Scotland is in a great position to play a very significant part in this over the coming years.

“I look forward to meeting and working with the staff, Board, members, partners and children that are so integral to the success of the organisation.”

Turbyne has spent much of her professional life focused on international development, working with charities challenging global poverty and inequality.

She worked in Latin America and the Caribbean, in local frontline organisations and with multinational funders, before moving to Dublin to become CEO of the international development organisation Progressio Ireland.

In 2013 she joined OSCR as head of engagement and is currently deputy chair of the Corra Foundation.

Welcoming her appointment, Maureen McGinn, convener of Children in Scotland, said: "The board is looking forward to welcoming Judith shortly into her new role. She brings us experience, clear vision and commitment to social justice.

"We are confident Judith will apply all her skills and talent to improve the lives of children and young people by listening to their voices and making sure these are heard, and working determinedly with our members, staff and stakeholders."

It will be Children in Scotland’s third chief executive, following Jackie Brock who held the post from 2012 until earlier this year, and Bronwen Cohen who led the charity for 19 years from its formation in 1993.



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