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OSCR reveals new chair of the board

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Career spans nearly 30 years in public and voluntary sectors

Marieke Dwarshuis has been appointed as the new chair of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Dwarshuis will succeed the current interim chair, George Walker, on 15 October 2022.

The appointment will last for four years.

Dwarshuis' career in Scotland spans nearly 30 years in the public and voluntary sectors in a wide range of roles, including director of Consumer Focus Scotland and positions at the Scottish Government, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, Citizens Advice Scotland and Shelter Scotland.

She has also served as chair of the Scottish Tribunals and Administrative Justice Advisory Committee.

She also brings extensive experience as a non-executive director having been a member of the board of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Food Standards Scotland and a board member of Hillcrest Housing Association Ltd.

In addition to her role with OSCR, Marieke currently serves as a member of the board of the Scottish Housing Regulator, the Scottish Legal Aid Board, NHS 24 and as a Lay Assistant for the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland.

She said: "I am delighted to have been appointed as chair of OSCR for the coming four years.

"Charity regulation is pivotal in maintaining and increasing public confidence in the charities that play a vital role in Scottish society and the lives of many and in enabling them to deliver strong outcomes, and I feel privileged to be able to contribute to that.

“I very much look forward to working with colleagues on the board and the staff team and with our stakeholders in the coming months to develop the OSCR’s strategy over the coming years."



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