One of the country’s largest providers of housing and support services has appointed an interim chief executive, as it continues to look for a permanent appointment.
Bield has promoted Charlie Dickson to the role on temporary basis, after Brian Logan stepped down following nine years in the role.
Mr Dickson joined Bield in 2005 and will leave his current role as director of customer services to become chief executive.
Commenting on his appointment, Dickson said: “From the day I started at Bield, I’ve loved working somewhere where all the staff share the same passion to make the lives of Scotland’s older people better.
“So, I feel lucky that I’m able to take over from Brian, albeit on a temporary basis, to ensure everything continues to run smoothly as we move forward into a new chapter of our history.
“Our Free to Be values still stand firm and our people will be at the heart of everything we do, as we try to shape a Scotland where people of all ages make their own choices and live life to the full.”
One of the key roles for both Mr Dickson and the next permanent Bield chief executive will be to implement Bield’s five-year business strategy, which aims to position the organisation as the leading provider of affordable, quality homes and services for older people in Scotland.
Dickson said: “We’ve an incredibly hard working and talented team of local managers and staff around the country, who are full of ideas about how to improve service offerings in their areas.
“It’ll be great to work with them until a permanent replacement is found to help ensure that older people have the freedom to live their lives as they want.”
Brian Logan left the role after 14 years with Bield to take up a new challenge as chief executive of Capability Scotland.