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New chairman for charity regulator

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George Walker has been appointed as interim chair of OSCR

The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has appointed a new chairman.

George Walker has been appointed to the role on an interim basis. The appointment will be for one year in order to allow the organisation to appoint a permanent replacement for Lindsay Montgomery CBE, who resigned as OSCR Chair in March.

Walker has worked in the pharmaceutical industry and latterly in investment management for a large global firm. He also chairs the Scottish Housing Regulator and Caledonia Social Care Ltd, and previously chaired the Integration Joint Board, for health and social care in Edinburgh.

He said: “I am grateful and excited to take up this role with the Scottish Charity Regulator as this very important time. As someone who has been involved a range of charities in the UK and overseas, I’m well aware of the need to ensure that charities are well regulated. Good and effective regulation can support this key sector and importantly help to deliver stronger outcomes for those we seek to support.

“I know that despite the exceptional circumstances that we have all faced over the past twelve months the staff and board here have continued to carry out our duties with care and professionalism, and so I look forward to joining this successful team as we prepare to effectively meet the challenges ahead.”