New OSCR Board members

14 Mar 2018

The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has welcomed the appointment of two new Board members.

Our incoming Board members are:

  • Stephanie Fraser – Stephanie 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.
  • Jill Vickerman - Jill is the National Director of the British Medical Association 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.

The positions were advertised in October 2017 and there were over 140 applicants for the role.

There had been a vacancy since December 2016 when Kaliani Lyle resigned to take up a different position. However, there has also been a recent Board member departure. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor David Harrison who completed two terms of office in February. David served as Deputy Chair and as a very effective Chair of OSCR’s Audit Committee for the last four years, contributing significantly to our decision making and helping steer us towards being a forward thinking, risk-led regulator.

Following the appointment, new OSCR Board member Stephanie Fraser said,

“I am passionate about ensuring that Scottish charities are trusted by the public and that charities are supported to be the best they can be. Charities are certainly living through ‘interesting times’ at the moment and the role of OSCR Board member is a challenge I relish. It is an exciting position, and I hope to bring my varied experience of the tremendous breadth of the charity sector in Scotland to our collective decision making.”

OSCR Board member Jill Vickerman said,

“The role as a member of the OSCR Board presents me with a unique opportunity to combine my skills and experiences for the benefit of the charity sector in Scotland. Over the years, I am clear that the work of the charity sector has become increasingly important to Scottish society over recent years. OSCR’s role in securing public confidence in the charities they donate to, and in ensuring that charity trustees are supported to be as effective as they can be, has never been as crucial.”

The next meeting of the OSCR Board will be on 21 March 2018 and minutes will be published soon after the meeting on our website.

OSCR’s new Deputy Chair is existing Board member Pat Armstrong, and Professor Stuart Cross takes over as Chair of OSCR’s Audit Committee.

 

Background

  • The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is the independent registrar and regulator of Scotland’s 24,300 charities and publishes the Scottish Charity Register at www.oscr.org.ukOur vision is of charities you can trust and which provide public benefit. More information about our work can be found in our Media Pack.