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Top charity directors named

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The finalists for the annual awards ceremony have been named, with a strong representation from the voluntary sector

The top charity leaders in Scotland have been revealed.

The finalists for this year’s Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland awards were named this morning (23 April), ahead of the annual ceremony on Tuesday 8 September.

The awards celebrate inspiring leadership across the country, and as in previous years there is a strong representation from the voluntary sector.

The Third Sector category – sponsored by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) – will be contested between Kirsteen Campbell of the Scottish SPCA; Julie Cosgrove of Caledonia Housing Association; Iain MacRitchie of MCR Pathways; and Mike Robinson of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. MacRitchie has also been nominated in the Social Value and Sustainability Impact category.

Anna Fowlie, chief executive of SCVO, said: “I’d like to congratulate the four finalists in the Third Sector Director of the Year award category. They truly demonstrate the wealth of leadership talent across our sector, and it is important that we continue to celebrate the inspiring work the voluntary sector carries out every day.”

Brandon Clements, from the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust, is nominated in the Young Director of the Year category and Lynne Cadenhead, Women's Enterprise Scotland, will vie for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion award.

Malcolm Cannon, national director of IoD Scotland, said: “The journey that business leaders across Scotland have been on over the last 12-months has been incredible. Never before have they been faced by such high hurdles to success; from Brexit to now Covid-19.

“Given the challenges facing everyone, the IoD has been overwhelmed by quality of entries received. It goes to demonstrate the tenacity and creativity that our business community has shown in these unprecedented times. I look forward to celebrating each and every one of the community’s achievements later in the year when we announce the winners.”

The IoD has also announced that Epilepsy Scotland will be its Charity of the Year for 2020. The organisation will support the charity over the next 12 months with various fundraising efforts including a prize draw at the awards.

The ceremony will take place on Tuesday 8 September at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central. A full list of the finalists is available on the IoD Scotland website.



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Michael Flynn
almost 4 years ago
I have been with the Scottish SPCA for 34 years. It is superb that Kirsteen has been nominated and I can honestly say that Kirsteen lives and breaths her role. Not only does Kirsteen truly believe in animals welfare, she personally cares for, and speaks to every member of staff and volunteer. Not many people in my life have truly impressed me but Kirsteen certainly has.I am sure all the canidadtes are worthy.but as a boss and friend I hope Kirsteen is awarded this fantastic accolade.Mike Flynn MBE Chief Superintendent Scottish SPCA
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