Maureen Mallon, who is currently an assistant director at Education Scotland, will take up the position full time on 28 January
The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has appointed Maureen Mallon as interim chief executive to oversee its operations.
The appointment comes after the current CEO, David Robb, announced in December that he was to leave the role to become chief executive of the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).
According to the group, the recruitment process to find a permanent successor to Robb will begin later in year, after a new chair has appointed to the OSCR Board.
Mallon, who is currently an assistant director at Education Scotland, will take up the position full time on Monday 28 January.
She has a community learning background and before joining Education Scotland, and has experience in the third sector, including 10 years with YouthLink Scotland as head of development and deputy chief executive.
Graham Forbes, OSCR board chair, said in December: “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.”