Shelter appoints Graeme Brown as interim chief executive

Graeme Brown
Graeme Brown

Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland, has been appointed Shelter’s interim chief executive by the Board of trustees following the announcement that Campbell Robb is to step down as chief executive at the end of the year.

Effective from 1st January 2017, Graeme will be covering the role until a new chief executive is appointed. The recruitment process is currently open, with applications closing on Monday 5th December, and the Board of Trustees hopes to announcethe new permanent chief executive in early February.

Graeme has been director of Shelter Scotland since July 2008, and prior to this was director of communications, policy and campaigns for Shelter UK, so is well placed to take over the chief executive role until a more permanent replacement is confirmed.

Derek Myers, Shelter’s chair of trustees, said: “Campbell Robb has been at the heart of Shelter’s vital and successful work for the past seven years. During that time we have helped more people than ever before and campaigned to ensure housing gets given its proper priority.

“Until we recruit a permanent replacement for Campbell, Graeme Brown will help ensure the continued success of the charity. With several years of experience as director of Shelter Scotland, the Board of Trustees is confident that the organisation will be in very good hands.”

Graeme Brown, Shelter’s interim chief executive and director of Shelter Scotland, said: “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead such an important organisation on an interim basis, and look forward to supporting colleagues in both England and Scotland to carry on Shelter’s fantastic work.”

Campbell Robb announced he is to leave his position in January after being appointed as the new chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.

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