The new head of the charity's board has extensive experience within the commercial sector.
An independent charity supporting the victims of crime in Scotland has unveiled the new chair of its board.
James Angus Pow has taken over the position at Victim Support Scotland.
James has a long and distinguished career as chief executive at a number of commercial companies and currently heads his own consultancy, Angus James Associates Limited.
He brings with him in-depth experience and knowledge in strategy, management and planning, and a track record of effective operational improvement.
Alongside the organisation’s Chief Executive, Kate Wallace, James will take the organisation forward with their 2021 – 2026 Strategic Plan.
He said: “Victim Support Scotland is such a crucial organisation in supporting people to navigate the criminal justice system, often at times of great trauma.
“It’s why there is also a push for trauma-informed practice at every level of that system and through all connected organisations.
“Victim Support Scotland works hard to ensure that the voices of victims are not only heard but are included in the systems they come into contact with.
“I am passionate about emotional empathy for children and adults alike, where their position in life demands more awareness and commitment from society generally.
“Victim Support Scotland is a natural fit for my skills and outlook, and I am excited about the future and what Kate and I can achieve.”