Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has appointed Fiona Duncan as Deputy Chief Executive. She joins from Think Consulting Solutions where she has been a Director for the past seven years, and takes up her post in August.
At the Foundation Duncan will assist Chief Executive Mary Craig in developing the organisation, following several tough years caused by a protracted dispute over funding from its main funder Lloyds Banking Group plc.
The post of Deputy Chief Executive has been vacant for some time.
Duncan said that she had had a very positive relationship with the Foundation since she joined the charity sector twenty years ago, and described it as "an honour" to be joining the team.
"Over the years I have had a lot of interaction with the Foundation" she said, "most notably when I worked on the Giving Scotland Campaign. The Foundation was the first organisation I spoke to and, because of its reputation, having the Foundation involved gave credibility and made it significantly easier to get other key players on board."
Before her time with Think, Duncan had worked with Capability Scotland, WaterAid and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the RSAMD).
About Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland
Founded in 1985, the Foundation makes three awards;
The Henry Duncan Awards focus on local charities working at grassroots level.
The Partnership Drugs Initiative targets children and young people in families in which parents misuse drugs or alcohol and is conducted in partnership with the Scottish Government.
The Time of Your Life pilot programme is being run in West Lothian to fund innovative preventative work with people aged 50 to 70 years old.