Our Senior Management Team consists of:
Maureen was recruited to OSCR in January 2019.
She joined the Scottish Government in 2005, working as an HM Inspector of Education with a focus on Community Learning and Development, Local Authorities and the Third Sector.
She became an Assistant Director in Education Scotland 5 years ago and was responsible for major programmes including Early Learning and Childcare, Parental Engagement, The Scottish Attainment Challenge and Inspection and review.
Before joining Scottish Government Maureen was the Head of Development and Deputy CEO at YouthLink Scotland for over ten years. Her work before this focussed on social enterprise and adult learning.
She has a lot of volunteering experience including working with the Princes Trust on various local, regional and national committees.
Maureen lives with her husband Malcolm and is spending her spare time learning about vegetable gardening and walking.
Judith joined OSCR in February 2004. As Head of Support Services she is responsible for business planning and management and for corporate systems including IT and records management; finance and learning and development. Before joining OSCR, Judith worked for Communities Scotland in its Investment Team. Judith is a graduate of Strathclyde University.
Laura is responsible for OSCR's Professional Advice & Intelligence where the work includes the provision of legal, accountancy and operational policy advice across the organisation and further developing OSCR's internal and external intelligence capacity and capabilities. Laura trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and worked in private practice until 2007 when she joined OSCR. She is an active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland and is the joint-Chair of the UK Charities SORP Committee.
Jude joined OSCR in September 2013. As Head of Engagement she is responsible for managing and developing strong relationships with OSCR's key stakeholders and partners. Jude has 20 years' experience of working in and studying international development, most recently as the director of Progressio Ireland in Dublin and prior to that role, as Head of the Caribbean for Christian Aid in Jamaica. Jude studied in Edinburgh and Bath, culminating in a PhD which looked at empowerment in development.
Martin oversees OSCR's frontline casework functions of conducting inquiries and investigations into charities, granting charitable status to new applicants and operating the charity consents and reorganisation regimes. He also advises on policy issues relating to these functions. Martin has worked in OSCR, with a particular focus on charitable status issues, since 2006. Brought up in the north-east of England, he is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. He began his career at the National Archives of Scotland, serving as the Inspecting Officer for government records in Scotland. Following that, he was seconded to the former General Register Office for Scotland and managed its public search facilities, including Scotland's People website.