Covid charity founder becomes interim CEO of Cancer Support Scotland

Cancer Support Scotland has appointed Michael MacLennan, who founded the charity Covid Aid two years ago, as its interim CEO.

MacLennan will remain as chair of Covid Aid and replaces outgoing Cancer Support Scotland CEO Rob Murray, who also announced his departure this week.

“Cancer Support Scotland is delighted to welcome Michael as our new CEO,” said the charity’s chair Suzanne George.

“Michael brings exceptional skills to deliver our strategy which includes nurturing and developing our talented team, fundraising, communications and marketing. 

“Through his establishment of Covid Aid, he has shown strong vision and, importantly, the organisational and commercial skills to take that vision to reality and build a sustainable charity. We are all very excited to work together to help even more people who need us, when they need us most in 2023 and beyond.”

MacLennan added: “I'm delighted to be joining Cancer Support Scotland at the beginning of this important new phase, as it looks to continue and boost the support it provides to people across the country affected by cancer.

"It's a testament to Rob and the team that the charity is in such a strong position at the beginning of the new year, and I can't wait to work with them, the board, and the wider Cancer Support Scotland community to together achieve our charity goals for 2023.

“It feels like the need to be here for anyone in Scotland affected by cancer could not be greater than at this time."

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