Progressive, Proportionate and Preventative

Celebrating 10 Years of OSCR

Senior Management Team

Our Senior Management Team consists of:

 

David Robb

David Robb

Chief Executive

David took up his appointment as the Scottish Charity Regulator's second Chief Executive in October 2011.

He was born and brought up in the North-East of Scotland, and joined the Scottish Office as a trainee in 1990. As a trainee he worked in planning, health policy and local government reorganisation and in 1993 he became Private Secretary to Sir Hector Monro, MP, Minister for Agriculture and the Environment, Sport and the Arts. In 1995-96 David was seconded to help establish the Cairngorms Partnership (now the National Park Authority). On his return, David worked in a range of roles, covering housing policy, social inclusion, First Minister's Policy Unit, NHS workforce, public bodies policy and public service improvement. In October 2007, David joined the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) for two and a half years as Director of Policy and Development, leading the work to prepare the SPSO for new roles and new areas of jurisdiction. Between 2010 and 2011, David returned to the Scottish Government, leading work on public service reform strategy as Head of Public Service Reform and Efficiency, where he sponsored the Christie Commission and helped prepare the Government's response. He also represented the Scottish Government on the Board of Quality Scotland, and is currently Chair of the Scottish Government Delivery Bodies Group.

David is married, with two daughters (almost grown-up, but still on the payroll!), and lives in Edinburgh. Tweets as @DavidRobb22

Judith Hayhow

Judith Hayhow

Head of Support Services

Judith joined OSCR in February 2004. As Head of Support Services she is responsible for business planning and management and for corporate systems including IT and records management; finance and learning and development. Before joining OSCR, Judith worked for Communities Scotland in its Investment Team. Judith is a graduate of Strathclyde University.

Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson

Head of Professional Advice & Intelligence

Laura is responsible for OSCR's Professional Advice & Intelligence where the work includes the provision of legal, accountancy and operational policy advice across the organisation and further developing OSCR's internal and external intelligence capacity and capabilities.  Laura trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and worked in private practice until 2007 when she joined OSCR. She is an active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland and is the joint-Chair of the UK Charities SORP Committee.

Jude Turbyne

Jude Turbyne

Head of Engagement

Jude joined OSCR in September 2013.  As Head of Engagement she is responsible for managing and developing strong relationships with OSCR's key stakeholders and partners. Jude has 20 years' experience of working in and studying international development, most recently as the director of Progressio Ireland in Dublin and prior to that role, as Head of the Caribbean for Christian Aid in Jamaica.  Jude studied in Edinburgh and Bath, culminating in a PhD which looked at empowerment in development. 

Martin Tyson

Martin Tyson

Head of Casework

Martin oversees OSCR's frontline casework functions of conducting inquiries and investigations into charities, granting charitable status to new applicants and operating the charity consents and reorganisation regimes. He also advises on policy issues relating to these functions. Martin has worked in OSCR, with a particular focus on charitable status issues, since 2006. Brought up in the north-east of England, he is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. He began his career at the National Archives of Scotland, serving as the Inspecting Officer for government records in Scotland. Following that, he was seconded to the former General Register Office for Scotland and managed its public search facilities, including Scotland's People website.