OSCR Board

Our board set the strategic direction of the Scottish Charity Regulator and ensures we are focussing on the right things. Each member of the board brings a wealth of experience and wide-ranging skills, along with a passion interest in the charities and the third sector.

Our open board meetings are held at least four times a year and members of the public are welcome to join us at these meetings. if you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact us first. You can do this by emailing info@oscr.org.uk and putting 'Open Board meeting' in the subject line. We will then send you further details. Please view a copy of our Open Meeting policy for further details.

Our next open board meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th December 2018 from 10.30am to 12.30pm in Quadrant House, Dundee. Board papers and minutes of previous meetings can be found here.

  

The Very Revd Dr Graham Forbes CBE

The Very Revd Dr Graham Forbes CBE

The Very Revd Dr Graham Forbes CBE, Chair, retired in 2017 after 27 years as Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh. After degrees in Russian and Theology, he was ordained in 1977 and has combined his ecclesiastical duties with various public appointments, mostly in the areas of health and criminal justice. He served on the General Medical Council for 12 years, chaired the Scottish Executive Expert Group on MMR, and was a non-executive board member of NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. A former HM Lay Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland, member of the Parole Board and chair of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, Dr Forbes also chaired the UK body which advised the UK government on ethical issues during the swine 'flu pandemic. He served on the Armed Services Pay Review Body and the Cabinet Office’s Security Vetting Appeal Panel.

In addition to being Chair of OSCR, he is Chair of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, Chair of Edinburgh Napier University's Court, and Chair of the Committee of Scottish University Chairs. He was awarded the CBE in 2004 for public service in Scotland and has honorary degrees from the University of Aberdeen and Edinburgh Napier University.

 

Pat Armstrong OBE

Pat Armstrong OBE

Pat Armstrong OBE is Chief Executive of ACOSVO, the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations.  She has held this post since 2003.  From a previous career in private sector banking and finance, Pat has worked in the Third Sector for almost 30 years and has leadership experience from a range of local and national third sector organisations.

In addition to being Deputy Chair of OSCR's Board, she chairs Scotland's Third Sector Governance Forum and is passionate about excellence and diversity in third sector leadership and governance.

 

Professor Stuart Cross

Professor Stuart Cross

Professor Stuart Cross has been active in charity law for over 30 years, both as a practising solicitor and academic. He is co-author of the two leading texts on charity law and was a member of the Charity Law Sub-Committee of the Law Society of Scotland. He is a Writer to the Signet.

He has been a trustee of many charities and was Chair of Fife Cultural Trust, Vice-Chair of Dundee Contemporary Arts Ltd and a board member of Hospitalfield Trust.

He is Head of Dundee Law School and Chair of OSCR's Audit Committee.

 

Shona Ulrichsen

Shona Ulrichsen

Shona Ulrichsen has over 20 years management experience which spans the public, private and voluntary sectors.  This ranges from marketing of financial services to supporting global clients at Citigroup in the UK and abroad.  Since returning to Scotland in 2001 she has focused on the voluntary sector, undertaking extensive voluntary work in her own community, developing national programmes at the BIG Lottery Fund, and as a consultant to the charity sector advising on and evaluating third sector projects and programmes.

 

Dr Sophie Flemig

Dr Sophie Flemig

Dr Sophie Flemig is an academic at the University of Edinburgh with a background in Political Science, Economics and Law, researching public service innovation and the role of the third sector in welfare states around the world. Prior to her academic career, Sophie worked as a management consultant specialising in change management and digitalisation projects, and has advised global Fortune 100 companies and governments across Europe. She is particularly interested in how digitalisation can improve Third Sector regulation for both charities and regulatory bodies. She holds a BA in PPE and an M.Phil in Politics from the University of Oxford as well as a PhD in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Toronto. Sophie also serves as a member of the Accounts Commission for Scotland, as a governor of the English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth, and as a member of the Scottish Government’s Third Sector Research Forum (TSRF).


Jess Wade

Jess Wade

Jess Wade has worked in the Scottish voluntary sector since 2004, when she graduated from the University of Edinburgh. She is currently manager at Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS), working with local, disabled people's Self Directed Support organisations throughout the country. She has previously worked in a range of roles in the sector, including fundraising, volunteering and campaigning. She has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of York, is a Trustee of a local family support charity and is a long term human rights activist and campaigner.


Jill Vickerman

Jill Vickerman

Jill Vickerman is the National Director of the British Medical Association (BMA) in Scotland. She has held this post since 2013, during which time she has led the work of the BMA in Scotland, influencing national health policy, and working on behalf of doctors and training doctors in Scotland. Prior to 2013, Jill spent 26 working for the Scottish Government in a range of different roles and departments, initially as an analyst where she led the analytical services for the health and social care department, and latterly as head of policy for health quality in Scotland. In this latter role, Jill worked with the NHS and with the third sector to develop the Quality Strategy and the 2020 Vision for health and social care in Scotland. Over the period 2013-2017 Jill was a trustee for Erskine Hospital, the veteran’s charity, where she was a board member, and sat on the care governance committee and the audit and risk committee.

 

Stephanie Fraser

Stephanie Fraser

Stephanie Fraser is Chief Executive of Bobath Scotland Cerebral Palsy Centre and a trustee of Horsecross Arts in Perth.  She is also Deputy Chair of the Scottish Government’s National Neurological Advisory Group and a member of the Executive Committee of the Neurological Alliance of Scotland.  Last year she was appointed to sit on the Scottish Charity Fundraising Regulations Working Group and continued as a member of the Implementation Group to ensure the creation and launch of the Independent Fundraising Standards and Adjudication Panel for Scotland in December 2016.



Read our Board members' Code of Conduct here. You can also view the board members register of interests here.

The Board is supported by our staff in Dundee, led by our Chief Executive and executive management team