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New chair at Voluntary Health Scotland 

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The board will now be led by Christine Carlin

Voluntary Health Scotland (VHS) has announced that Christine Carlin is the new chair of its board. 

Taking over from Rob Murray, Scotland director of British Red Cross, Christine joined the VHS board in November 2021, and became chair in December 2023.   

She brings a wealth of experience to VHS - as a senior civil servant in the Scottish Government, Christine oversaw key policy areas, including in education and the third sector. 

During eight years in the Scottish Prison Service, she led several multi-million pound procurements, including the first Scottish PFI prison, and held roles as director of HR and director estates. 

Since joining the third sector in 2015, Christine has worked at senior level in UK and Scottish charities. 

She was the first chief executive of the Salvesen Mindroom Centre and, until June 2023, was assistant director engagement/director Scotland at Home-Start UK. 

Christine is a member of Changing the Chemistry, a peer-led charity focused on improving diversity of thought in the boardroom – where she is part of the Strategic Communications team. 

The VHS team have said they look forward to working with Christine in the coming years.

Christine is also a long-standing columnist in TFN's magazine. You can read her here.