Mindroom are delighted to announce the appointment of Christine Carlin as its first chief executive.
Christine brings wide experience of the public, private and third sectors. As a senior civil servant she led on many policy areas including schools qualifications and third sector policy. She was Director, Scotland of the MS Society and has worked most recently as a consultant with a range of third sector organisations including Voluntary Health Scotland. She was also in the Scottish Prison Service for 8 years and a member of the Executive Board.
Christine Carlin said: "This is a particularly exciting time to be joining Mindroom. Demand for our direct help and support service to families has doubled in the last 12 months, and there remains an urgent need for better awareness of the impact of learning difficulties on the lives not only of children and young people affected, but of families as a whole. At the same time and through the Salvesen Mindroom Centre, we have a wonderful opportunity with our partners in the University of Edinburgh and at NHS Lothian to deliver a step change in how services are provided. I am delighted to be joining such a vibrant and visionary organisation."
Robin Dow, Chair of Trustees, said: "This is a key strategic appointment for Mindroom following the recent announcement of our partnership with the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian to develop the new Salvesen Mindroom Centre. We are delighted to welcome Christine to Mindroom, and confident her experience, vision and engagement will significantly enhance both current work and our future development."