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New chief executive for ACOSVO

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Lucinda Godfrey has headed up the Dundee Carers Centre for the past 16 years.

The Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO) has unveiled its new chief executive. 

Lucinda Godfrey will take on the new role at ACOSVO from early October, having held her current post since 2006. 

Lucinda has been the chief executive of The Dundee Carers Centre, an organisation which supports carers of all ages and disabled people in Dundee. 

She has significant experience of leadership, service design and community engagement. 

During her time at The Dundee Carers Centre, Lucinda led a team of over 50 staff, 40 volunteers and managed a budget of £1.7million.

She is also a Trustee, and was previously co-convenor, of the Coalition of Carers in Scotland and has undertaken several other leadership roles such as serving on advisory groups and leadership panels. 

ACOSVO are excited for the energy and leadership experience Lucinda will bring to the role.

Lucinda said “ACOSVO has reported the significant challenges for voluntary sector leaders during the pandemic and highlighted that there could be a real sizeable gap in leadership in the future. 

“The sector has demonstrated strength and resilience, continuing to deliver supports and services which our communities cannot do without both now and in the future. The role of ACOSVO is therefore more critical than ever to sector leaders.

“I am delighted to join an organisation that is ambitious and determined to deliver on its strategic vision of excellent voluntary sector leadership in Scotland. 

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to lead the organisation to meet that challenge and to work alongside the Board of Trustees, staff, partners, and leaders across the country to achieve an impactful and lasting difference.”

ACOSVO’s chair, Katie Docherty, said “We are very excited to have Lucinda step into the role of the chief exec at ACOSVO, she was an exceptional candidate who brings with her a wealth of experience and ambition. ACOSVO is in a strong position to take on new challenges and we are delighted to see what Lucinda will bring to the role.”



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