Scott joins as Certitude launches its bold new forward strategy, Plan Big Be Local, which sets out its high ambition for people and the organisation, focussed on delivering high-quality support designed alongside individuals, families and communities.
Scott is an experienced Chair, Board member and investor, has worked extensively across the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and serves as Trustee of a number of charities.
Scott says: ‘I am delighted to be joining the Board of Certitude. I am a huge fan of the organisation, its ethos and mission, and am very much looking forward to supporting Certitude’s continued success.’
Scott was the inaugural Executive Chair of the UK’s first long-term social impact investment fund, Bridges Evergreen which backed mission-led businesses in the UK, including those that delivered health and social care. He is a former non-executive director of Shaw Healthcare, the largest employee-owned care business in the UK and a former England Committee member of the National Lottery Community Fund where he oversaw the £210m early years programme A Better Start. He also chaired the Royal Foundation’s Early Years Steering Group that supported the work of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.
Aisling Duffy, Chief Executive of Certitude, says: ‘I am delighted to welcome Scott to Certitude. He brings an impressive breadth of experience alongside a huge passion for our work which will be invaluable in supporting us to turn our new strategy into reality’.