Shelter Scotland director stands down after 12 years

Graeme Brown says he will leave in May 'to have a rest, refresh and then pick up on some other projects'

Graeme Brown
Graeme Brown

The head of Shelter Scotland is to step down after almost 12 years in the role.

Graeme Brown said he would stand down in May to “have a rest, refresh and then pick up on some other projects”.

Brown, who was director of communications, policy and campaigns at Shelter UK before becoming director of Shelter Scotland, said his role was “the best job in Scotland”.

“Shelter Scotland is a fantastic organisation, helping people who are homeless or in bad housing every day and at the same time campaigning for longer-term solutions to these urgent problems,” he said.

“We have won some significant campaign victories over the years with the hard work of all our staff, volunteers and supporters, and these have brought long-standing improvements to homeless and badly housed people.

“But let’s not kid ourselves: much more still needs to be done.”

Rob Hayward, chair of the Shelter Scotland committee, a subcommittee of Shelter’s trustee board, said the charity owed Brown a “great debt of gratitude” for his service over many years.

“Graeme Brown has devoted his career to improving lives in communities across Scotland and beyond,” said Hayward.

“We are excited to begin our search for a new director to build on Graeme’s legacy at a time when the lack of affordable, decent homes still affects many thousands of people and families across Scotland.”

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