Melville COO among new Board appointments at Zero Waste Scotland

Morag MacDonald
Morag MacDonald

Circular economy body Zero Waste Scotland has named Morag MacDonald as a new non-executive director as it announced a number of new appointments and reappointments to its Board.

Currently chief operating officer for Melville Housing Association, Morag MacDonald is a creative, successful business leader and chartered accountant with a 30-year career in senior roles in industry, private practice and the not for profit sector.

She has enjoyed senior finance and governance roles in tech companies, housing bodies and professional services firms. She brings extensive board experience as a chief officer, board member and board adviser with a strong track record in delivering business strategy, change management and operational projects.

Most recently, Morag won the annual CIH Excellence in Leadership Award having been nominated by employees of her current organisation.

Vic Emery was reappointed as chair of the Board and John Watt has been reappointed as a non-executive director. In addition, Gerard O’Sullivan, Janet Swadling, and Helen Wollaston are appointed as new non-executive directors.

Welcoming the appointments, cabinet secretary for environment, climate change and land reform, Roseanna Cunningham, said: “Scotland is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading nations for the circular economy and the unique expertise of Zero Waste Scotland is a key factor in that global track record.

“That’s why I’m delighted that Vic Emery will continue his work as Chair of Zero Waste Scotland. He has led the organisation with vision and commitment since its creation in 2014 and his strong leadership and wealth of strategic relationships are tremendous assets.

“In also announcing four new appointments and one reappointment, I am confident that Zero Waste Scotland has the breadth of skills and experience it needs at Board level to deliver on our ambitions for a circular economy.

“I’m also pleased that the new non-executive team will be gender balanced ahead of the Scottish Government introducing legislation on this in the current Parliament.”

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