Kaliani Lyle, chief executive of Citizens Advice Scotland, and David Harrison, director of the Breakthrough Breast Cancer research unit in Edinburgh, have joined the board of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
Fergus Ewing, community safety minister in the Scottish Government, has also reappointed John Naylor, former chief executive of the Carnegie UK Trust, as chair of the OSCR for the next four years. Lindsay Montgomery has been reappointed as deputy chair and Annie Gunner Logan as a board member.
Lyle has been chief executive of Citizens Advice Scotland since 1998 and was previously chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council. She was also a member of the McFadden Scottish Charity Law Review Commission, whose recommendations led to the establishment of the OSCR.
Harrison is head of pathology at the University of Edinburgh and holds a number of senior NHS positions as well as being director of the Breakthrough Breast Cancer's Edinburgh research unit. He is also chair of the research grant-making charity Medical Research Scotland and the Nazareth Trust, a Christian organisation that runs a hospital and nursing school in the Middle East.
Lyle and Harrison replace Martin Crewe and Iris McMillan on the OSCR's eight-strong board. They will be paid £200 a day for a time commitment of up to 1.5 days a month. Naylor is paid £270 a day for a time commitment of up to 2.5 days. All appointments are for four years.