Maureen McGinn appointed as new Convenor of Children in Scotland Board
6 Nov 2019
Maureen McGinn has been approved as the new Convenor of the Children in Scotland Board, with her appointment taking effect from 1 December.
Maureen brings a wealth of experience to the role, including National Lottery Community Fund – Scotland Chair, trustee at Evaluation Support Scotland, member of the first Scottish Poverty Truth Commission and a long career spanning the public and voluntary sectors.
She succeeds Dame Denise Coia, who stepped down from her role earlier this year.
The Board has also approved the appointment of Jo Derrick, CEO of the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum as Vice Convenor, with immediate effect.
Jo succeeds Dr Patricia Jackson who has been a Director of the Board since 2011, holding positions including Vice-convenor and Chair of the Child Protection Group.
Jo shares the vice-convenor position with Jane Devine, CEO of the homelessness charity FourSquare, who took up post in August 2018.
Liam Slaven MSYP, who joined the Board earlier this year, will take up the role of Chair of the Children in Scotland Child Protection Group.