Homeless veterans charity appoints new CEO

Martin Nadin

Housing charity Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR) has appointed Martin Nadin OBE as its new chief executive officer.

He takes over from Phil Cox who is retiring after five years in the role.

After initially training as an Army biomedical scientist in 1977, Martin later graduated into the Royal Army Medical Corps from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1989. He then served in the Middle East, Africa, Northern Ireland, the Balkans and Afghanistan. In that time he was responsible for the planning, delivery and governance of worldwide healthcare support for deployed military personnel and their families.

In 2016, after spending three years as its director of medical capability, Martin left the Army to take on a new role within the NHS. He became project director for one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, with an annual turnover of £1.6 billion and 20,000 staff. He later became project lead on behalf of the West Midlands Cancer Alliance to create an integrated digital network for histopathology diagnosis across its region.

He holds a post-graduate diploma in Managing Health and Social Care, and an MA in Management. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Management.

George Lowder MBE, chairman of SVR, said: “We are delighted to welcome Martin as our new Chief Executive Officer. His career background and qualifications bring an ideal combination of military, medical and management experience along with knowledge of the social care sector to this role. I look forward to working with him as we continue our important work of supporting homeless veterans in Scotland.”

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