Joining the Board of Trustees are Campbell Robb, chief executive of Nacro, Donald Workman who is chair of Trustees of Concern Worldwide UK, and Dr Lígia Teixeira, chief executive of the Centre for Homelessness Impact. The new trustees joined the Trust’s board from 1 August 2020.
The announcement comes as we prepare to launch our ten-year strategy in September. The strategy will outline our ambition for a more resilient and collaborative third sector, as well as outlining how we plan to use our resources, to improve the wellbeing of people affected by poverty and trauma.
Commenting on the appointment of the new trustees, our Chair, Shonaig Macpherson, said: “Everyone at The Robertson Trust is delighted to welcome Campbell, Donald and Lígia as we embark on our new ten-year strategy.
“They bring with them a wealth of expertise, as well as compassion and a shared vision for a society where everyone can flourish. I am certain their impact will be felt across not only The Robertson Trust, but by the organisations, communities and individuals we fund.
“Over the next ten years, we are committed to investing in communities across Scotland. In doing so we want to build on our rich heritage, experience and knowledge as a funder, while recognising that we are operating in a changing world and that this requires a different approach to tacking the complex problems that face society today.
“We are committed to building a better understanding of poverty and trauma, their causes, how they interact, how they affect people’s lives and how we can best support communities, and the organisations working with them, to reduce their occurrence and their impact.
“Our strategic direction going forward is an evolution of the work we have undertaken previously but will sharpen our focus around poverty and trauma, and supporting communities, and the organisations working with them, to affect lasting change.”