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Cornerstone Charity Appoint new Chair Andrew Lockhart

01 Apr 2019

Cornerstone Charity Appoint new Chair Andrew Lockhart

Glasgow – April 1st 2019 – Cornerstone, one of Scotland's largest charities and a leading provider of services for people with disabilities and other support needs appoints new Chairman Andrew Lockhart. Andrew joined the Board in 2013, and has been instrumental as a keystone member of Cornerstone’s ‘Enabling a Brighter Future’ IT project. Today April 1st 2019 Andrew stepped up to his new role, as current Chair Malcolm Laing stands down. Craig Pollock, Chair of Cornerstone’s people committee, takes on the additional role as Vice-Chair to the Board.

Andrew has a commercial background following a long and successful career in procurement. He gained wide experience in manufacturing and operated at senior levels within the construction and retail sectors and retired in 2017. As Andrew steps up as Chair he said, “We’re very grateful to Malcolm for his contribution to Cornerstone over the years and look forward to the continuing benefit of his wide experience and wise counsel.

“I am excited to be taking on the role of Chairman in what are challenging times for the care sector.  Cornerstone is a progressive organisation and people are its strongest asset.  We must continue to nurture and enhance the collective skills and experience which exist throughout the organisation and I look forward with my fellow Directors to supporting the CEO and senior leadership team in building a sustainable future from our strong foundations.”

Edel Harris, Chief Executive at Cornerstone said, “It’ is with great pleasure I welcome Andrew as our new Chair.  On behalf of all Board Directors, and members of the leadership team we wish Andrew all the best in his new role. I also wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to outgoing Chair Malcolm Laing who I’m delighted to say has agreed to continue as a Director of the Board. Malcolm has recently retired as corporate lawyer and consultant at Ledingham Chalmers LLP. I extend my best wishes to him for a long and happy retirement. ”

On handing over the reins as Chair, Malcolm commented, “It has been a great privilege to serve as the Chair of Cornerstone. It has not been without its challenges as Cornerstone continues to implement its ambitious and pioneering ‘Local Cornerstone’ strategy. However, it has been very rewarding to be at the head of an organisation whose dedicated and professional staff and volunteers provide such high-quality services to those we support. I have every confidence in my successor, Andrew Lockhart, and wish him well. I am remaining on the Board for the time being and look forward to working with Andrew as Chair.”

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About Cornerstone

Cornerstone provides care and support services for adults, young people and children across Scotland with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and other support needs.

Since 1980, Cornerstone has grown to support more than 2,700 people each year, delivering services within 19 local authority areas across Scotland. More information on Cornerstone can be found by visiting www.cornerstone.org.uk