Social Enterprise Scotland names its new chief executive

Chris Martin, currently managing director of the Callander Youth Project Trust, will take up the role next year

Chris Martin
Chris Martin

Social Enterprise Scotland has appointed Chris Martin as its new chief executive.

Martin, who is managing director of the Callander Youth Project Trust, will take up the role next year, succeeding Fraser Kelly, who joined the social landlord Waverley Housing as chief executive in January. 

Martin has been at the CYPT for the past seven years. During his time at the charity he helped turn a failing hotel into the Callander Hostel, Social Enterprise Scotland said.

Shona Sinclair, social enterprise facilitator at SKS Scotland, has also been elected as chair of Social Enterprise Scotland.

In a statement, Martin said: "I believe social enterprise is our best chance to help tackle poverty, reduce inequality and build a fairer and more inclusive Scotland. Every day, social enterprises of all shapes and sizes are making a difference to local people and helping regenerate communities.

"As a business leader and market builder I believe I will be able to steer Social Enterprise Scotland into a new era, building on the positive work that has already been done."

Sinclair said: "Chris brings considerable experience and shares the vision of supporting social enterprise growth in Scotland. We very much look forward to working alongside him to deliver these aims."

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