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Edel Harris Steps Down as CEO

22 Oct 2019

I regret to announce that after eleven years as our CEO, Edel is leaving the organisation to take up a new appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Mencap in London.        

While we are very sorry to see her leave the organisation, this appointment is worthy recognition both of Edel’s outstanding contribution to Cornerstone and of her high profile within the sector generally in Scotland. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would wish to record our warm thanks and congratulations to Edel. 

Commenting on her appointment, Edel said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the new CEO at Mencap. As someone who is passionate about ensuring that people with a learning disability are included, listened to and valued, this role provides me with an opportunity to continue all the good work I’ve done at Cornerstone but on a bigger stage.

“I am very sorry to leave all my great friends and colleagues at Cornerstone. Over the last eleven years I have worked with some amazing, committed people who have shown courage and passion despite what, at times, has been a challenging time for the social care sector in Scotland. I have been supported by a wonderful voluntary board of directors and I am really proud of all that we have achieved.

“Mencap is a very well-known and respected charity and I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.”

We wish Edel every success in her new role.

Andrew Lockhart
Chair of Board of Directors