KidsOR appoints new chief operating officer

KidsOR has announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer, Lesley Glen.

In the newly-created role, she joins from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), where she served as COO for 9 years.

Glen said: "It’s an exciting time to be joining KidsOR as the charity plans for new developments and installations over the next few years.

I’m proud and excited to be joining Kids OR at such a key time - I’m looking forward to playing my part in driving the ambitious plans to enable safe surgery for ever more children around the world.”

Prior to her role at ICAS, she held a position as vice-principal at Stevenson College Edinburgh and retained her affinity with education after leaving the sector through a number of non-executive appointments, including time on the Boards of Stevenson College, SRUC and South Lanarkshire College.

Glen graduated in Law from Glasgow University followed by undertaking her accountancy training at Strathclyde Regional Council, becoming a CIPFA accountant and prize-winner.

David Cunningham, CEO of KidsOR, said: "Lesley brings a wealth of experience from a variety of sectors which will help us reach new audiences while bringing fresh ideas to the way we operate.

“These additional skills will be fundamental in helping us drive change across policy, behaviour and social views while continuing our drive to grow as a charity, making Lesley a real asset to the team.”

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