Andy Kerr announced as new CEO for Sense Scotland

25 July 2011

Sense Scotland is pleased to announce that Andy Kerr has been appointed as our new chief executive. He was MSP for East Kilbride until May 2011. As well as holding senior positions in Government, Mr Kerr has had a successful career in local government and business. He has a strong track record of building effective and productive working relationships across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Andy Kerr

"This is one of the most challenging times for the voluntary sector and for the peoplewho rely on its services and support. Sense Scotland is a successful and respected organisation and I'm really looking forward to leading it to more success in the future," said Mr Kerr. "I'm passionate about supporting people to enjoy their rights and achieve their aspirations in life. This will be an essential part of my new role here. I'm looking forward to meeting all the people who use our services, their families and staff."

Roy Cox, chair of Sense Scotland, added: "I'm delighted that Andy is joining us as our new chief executive. He will be a great leader and ambassador for our organisation and I am very much looking forward to working with him to develop our work over the coming years."

Mr Kerr takes up appointment on 1 September 2011. This follows the appointment of Gillian Morbey, OBE, as Chief Executive of Sense in London.

Media enquiries to Graeme Thomson: Tel: 0141 418 7178 Mob: 07717 133538 Email: gthomson@sensescotland.org.uk