MS Society welcomes new Director for Scotland
Published date: 24 Jan 2013 at 9:35AM
The MS Society is delighted this week to welcome Christine Carlin as our new Director for Scotland. Christine - who until October last year was a senior civil servant in the Scottish Government - brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role.
Christine has led many different policy areas. For example, she worked on schools qualifications for Curriculum for Excellence, on the promotion of Gaelic language and in supporting the third sector. She has a strong background in HR and is also an experienced Project Director, having led on the delivery of multi million pound procurements including prison developments and the delivery of rural broadband.
Christine was previously a member of the Scottish Prison Service Board as Acting Director HR and Director Estates Review. She took voluntary exit after 27 years in the civil service to take up a new challenge in the charity sector.
Delighted and honoured
On her new appointment Christine says:
“Like so many other people in Scotland my family and friends have been touched by MS. I am delighted to be joining the MS Society particularly in this our 60th Anniversary year. I’m honored to be joining such a dedicated and dynamic UK wide organisation, and am looking forward to all the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead.
"I am particularly looking forward to getting out and about to meet the MS Society’s members and dedicated volunteers; without whom we simply could not deliver the diverse and invaluable work that we do.”
An exciting time
Chief Executive Simon Gillespie adds:
"I am delighted that Christine Carlin has taken up the post as Director for Scotland with the MS Society today. Christine joins the Society at the beginning of our 60th Anniversary year and an exciting time for the Society. She shares the Society's commitment to improving the lives of people affected by MS until the day we find a cure."