OSCR appoints new chief

OSCR appoints new chief



DAVID Robb has been appointed chief executive of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, taking over from Jane Ryder in October.


Robb is currently the Scottish Government’s head of public service reform and efficiency. He has previously worked with the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman and was head of the Scottish Government’s Public Bodies Policy Division.


OSCR’s chair, the Very Revd Dr Graham Forbes CBE, congratulated David Robb on his appointment and also thanked Jane Ryder for her “massive contribution” to Scotland’s charity sector.


“From her appointment in 2003, Jane, with OSCR’s first vhair, John Naylor, has played an instrumental role in establishing and developing a robust, modern regulatory framework in which the public can have confidence. Scotland owes them a real debt of gratitude,” he said. “Now, in David Robb, we have appointed an outstanding candidate as chief executive, to lead the organisation in this critical period of future development. David joins an incredibly strong team, and our board and staff are very much looking forward to working with him.”


David Robb said that he recognised the achievements of OSCR to date and looked forward to reinforcing and developing the Regulator’s role and work.


“I feel hugely privileged to take on such a well-established organisation and play a major role in the challenges and opportunities ahead,” he said.


“Over the past years OSCR has shown itself to be a strong and greatly valued organisation and I’m very much looking forward to meeting as many as possible in the charity sector to hear their views and thoughts as we shape our future priorities,” he added.