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New Vice Chair of The Robertson Trust

Please note that The Robertson Trust has published its new Giving Strategy. This sets out the priorities we will have when awarding funds through our open grants programme. The existing application form and guidelines can still be used until July 31st. In line with our existing procedures, we will aim to assess and present all applications received by this date to our September Board meeting. In the event that we are unable to do so, your application may be held until our November meeting. In such cases a member of staff will contact you and provide any assistance required to realign your application with the new Giving Strategy. Find out all you need to know here.

We are delighted to confirm that Gerry McLaughlin has been appointed as Vice Chair of The Robertson Trust in succession to Mark Laing who retired in May.

Gerry became a Trustee of The Robertson Trust in 2018. Until recently he was Chief Executive of NHS Health Scotland, the country’s national board working to reduce health inequalities and improve population health.  He joined the NHS in 2010, from the British Red Cross where he was UK Director for ten years, prior to which he was Assistant Director at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Scotland.
Gerry qualified as a social worker in 1979 and spent the next 18 years in a number of front line managerial and policy roles including work on residential childcare, becoming Glasgow’s Principal Child Protection Officer in 1996. He currently chairs the Board of Trustees of Dr Nana, a charity supporting healthcare delivery in rural Ghana and was previously Chair of East Dunbartonshire Community Health Partnership and a non-executive on the Board of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.
We all wish Gerry well in this new role.