The Scottish Charity Regulator’s (OSCR) CEO David Robb will be leaving the organisation early in 2019 after seven years with the group.
He became OSCR’s second CEO in October 2011, following the departure of Jane Ryder, and his new role will be as CEO of the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)
Since then, he has overseen a change to more targeted regulation by the organisation, focusing OSCR’s resources on areas that have the “greatest impact” on public trust and confidence in charities.
Dr Graham Forbes, OSCR board chair, said: “The board would like to thank David for his contribution to OSCR. In his seven years as CEO, we have become a proportionate, preventative, risk-based regulator, supporting charity trustees in their important work and also playing our role in Scotland’s flourishing charity sector.
“An interim CEO will be appointed shortly, and the recruitment process for our new CEO will take place in the new year. What is undoubtedly OSCR’s loss is SAAS’ gain, we wish David well in his new role.”
Robb added: “I have had seven very happy years here, and in many ways will be sad to leave. It has been a great privilege to lead the talented team at OSCR and to work closely with Scotland’s charities and all our stakeholders.
“Charities make a hugely positive contribution to communities across Scotland, and I think OSCR’s role in underpinning public trust and confidence in their good governance is now firmly established. I say often that good governance is a team sport, and I would like to thank everyone at team OSCR for their support, and the many others who have assisted me over the years.”