Charity FD Group loses chief exec

Shirley Scott, chief executive of the Charity Finance Directors’ Group, is to
leave her post at the end of the year to pursue ‘new ideas’.

After more than 11 years with the CFDG, Scott said she was ‘proud’ of what
the group had achieved and the part she had been ‘privileged to play in its

‘It is poised to enter a new phase of development and, with so many exciting
opportunities emerging in the sector, it is an appropriate time for me to move
on’, she said.

Scott said that she hoped that there would ‘still be a role’ for her in CFDG
but that she wanted to use her knowledge and skills ‘elsewhere in the sector’,
working more closely with charities and trustees.

‘I have some ideas about my next steps and will use the next few months to
identify opportunities. It’s a bit scary right now but I know this is the right
decision for me and CFDG’, said Scott.

Paul Breckell, chairman of the CFDG trustees and FD of the Church Mission
Society said Scott had made a ‘tremendous contribution’ to the growth and
development of the group.

‘She [Scott] joined at a very early stage of the group’s development and will
leave it well established as the leading body for financial management in the
charity sector’, he said.

A successor for the post has yet to be announced.

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