Former National Lottery Community Fund chair Maureen McGinn has been appointed to the role
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has appointed a new honorary president.
Maureen McGinn – convener of Children in Scotland – has taken up the role. She was formerly chair of the Scotland Committee of the National Lottery Community Fund and has served as a trustee of Evaluation Support Scotland.
She succeeds Brendan Dick, who recently stepped down from the role after 10 years.
SCVO convener Andrew Burns said: "We’re delighted to welcome Maureen as honorary president of SCVO, and I look forward to working with her as we continue to build and improve our services and offer.
"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank her predecessor Brendan Dick who has been a great supporter over the years, giving SCVO colleagues time and energy through periods of change and supporting our innovative digital work, and wish him the very best for the future.”
McGinn said: “I have greatly admired the work of SCVO in recent years and feel privileged to be able to lend whatever support I can through this role, particularly in such difficult and uncertain times.”
In her role as honorary president, McGinn will be an ambassador not just for SCVO, but for the voluntary sector in Scotland, at time when charities and community organisations are #NeverMoreNeeded.