Elliot is new convenor of SCVO

Dr Alison Elliot, former moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, has been appointed convener of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

She replaces Joan Stringer, principal of Napier University, who has come to the end of her tenure as convener.

Elliot is a former psychology lecturer, an honorary fellow at New College at the University of Edinburgh and the associate director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues. She is a trustee of Community Service Volunteers and the Scottish Malawi Foundation.

“We are fortunate to have a new convener with the knowledge and experience that Alison possesses,” said Martin Sime, chief executive of the SCVO. “Her commitment to the sector and her ability will be great assets to both the SCVO and the wider voluntary sector.”

In 2006 Elliot chaired the SCVO Better Public Services Forum, which looked at the role of the third sector as a provider of public services.

Elliot said: “Scotland is lucky to have a vibrant voluntary sector and I’m looking forward to being more involved with it through the SCVO.”

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