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OSCR Board

Our board set the strategic direction of the Scottish Charity Regulator and ensures we are focusing 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. Board members are appointed by Scottish Ministers through an open public appointments process.

Abridged Board Minutes can be found here

Read our Board members' Code of Conduct here. 

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

 

George Walker

George Walker

Interim Chair

George Walker is an experienced chair, non-executive director and a former corporate executive. Over his corporate career he worked in the pharmaceutical industry and latterly in investment management for a large global firm. George has worked in the U.K. and extensively overseas, living and working overseas for many years prior to returning to Edinburgh.

George currently also chairs the Scottish Housing Regulator and Caledonia Social Care LTD. He has previously served as a non-executive director for NHS Lothian. He has long supported charitable organisations in the UK and overseas. In addition to his chairing and governance experience, George brings a long track record of team building, strategic planning and extensive financial and investment skills to the board of OSCR.

He is a passionate supporter of the need for high quality and well regulated charities in Scotland. He believes that good and effective regulation can support this key sector and importantly help to deliver stronger outcomes for those they seek to support.

Read George's register of interest here.

Pat Armstrong OBE

Pat Armstrong OBE

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

Pat chairs Scotland's Third Sector Governance Forum and is passionate about excellence and diversity in third sector leadership and governance. She also sits on the board of Euclid Network, the European network to empower civil society & social enterprise.

Read Pat's Register of Interests here.

 

Shona Ulrichsen

Shona Ulrichsen

Shona Ulrichsen has worked across the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK and Scandinavia.  A Marketing graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Shona began her career in Citigroup marketing financial services, then moving over to Global Cash Management Services as a key account manager for global clients mainly in the oil and shipping industries. Since returning to Scotland in 2001 Shona 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.  Since 2016 Shona has been involved in youth led community regeneration and now runs a small youth led charity in addition to her consultancy work.

Read Shona's Register of Interests here.

 

Jess Wade

Jess Wade

Jess Wade has worked in the Scottish voluntary sector since 2004, when she graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Mental Philosophy. She is currently CEO of Carers of East Lothian, which supports adults who care for family and friends across the region. Jess has previously held a range of roles in the sector, including fundraising, volunteering and campaigning; most recently working as part of the Independent Living Movement as Manager of Self Directed Support Scotland. She has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of York, is a Trustee of both Home-Start Edinburgh West and Barony Housing Association and is a long term human rights activist and campaigner.

Read Jess' Register of Interests here.

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.

Jill is the Deputy Chair of OSCR's Board. 

Read Jill's Register of Interests here.

Stephanie Fraser

Stephanie Fraser

Stephanie Fraser is Chief Executive of Cerebral Palsy Scotland (formerly Bobath Scotland).  She is also a Board member of Creative Scotland, Chair of the Scottish Government’s National Neurological Advisory Group and a member of the Executive Committee of the Neurological Alliance of Scotland.  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 Stephanie's Register of Interests here.