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Senior Management Team

Our Senior Management Team consists of:


Maureen Mallon

Maureen Mallon

Chief Executive

Maureen was recruited to OSCR in January 2019.

She joined the Scottish Government in 2005, working as an HM Inspector of Education with a focus on Community Learning and Development, Local Authorities and the Third Sector.

She became an Assistant Director in Education Scotland 5 years ago and was responsible for major programmes including Early Learning and Childcare, Parental Engagement, The Scottish Attainment Challenge and Inspection and review.

Before joining Scottish Government Maureen was the Head of Development and Deputy CEO at YouthLink Scotland for over ten years. Her work before this focussed on social enterprise and adult learning.

She has a lot of volunteering experience including working with the Princes Trust on various local, regional and national committees.

Maureen lives with her husband Malcolm and is spending her spare time learning about vegetable gardening and walking.

Judith Hayhow

Judith Hayhow

Head of Corporate

Judith joined OSCR in February 2004. As Head of Corporate 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.

Martin Tyson

Martin Tyson

Head of Regulation and Improvement

Martin leads OSCR’s main outward-facing functions. This includes overseeing delivery and continuous improvement of OSCR’s regulatory casework, as well as its work with the charity sector and key stakeholders to build improvement and public confidence in charities.

Martin has worked in OSCR, with a particular focus on casework and policy 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.