Scottish Commission for Learning Disability seeks new Chief Executive

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SCLD has today announced that its Chief Executive, Chris Creegan, will be moving on from the role in the spring. The search for his successor begins on Monday.

Chris Creegan joined SCLD as Chief Executive in June 2013, in the same the week that the Scottish Government launched its current learning disability strategy, The Keys to Life. Over the past six years, Chris has worked in partnership with colleagues at the Scottish Government and from a wide range of organisations to support the development and delivery of The Keys to Life strategy.

Chris’s tenure at SCLD has seen significant change at the charity, refocusing its mission and governance and collaborating with others across the learning disability sector and far beyond. SCLD has since commissioned a series of research reports on life with a learning disability in Scotland today and is continuing to work with partners to ensure the evidence gathered has a lasting impact on people’s lives.

In 2017, SCLD launched the hugely successful Scottish Learning Disability Awards to celebrate the talent and potential of people with learning disabilities. It’s now a firm fixture in Scotland’s prestigious awards calendar.

Commenting on his decision to move on from SCLD, Chris said: ‘I’ve enjoyed my time as Chief Executive at SCLD enormously. I’m proud of the journey we’ve been on and the work our team does every day to make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities. I want to thank them, the SCLD Board, colleagues at the Scottish Government and the many people I have worked with during the last six years. It’s been an enormous privilege.’

Eddie McConnell, Chair of Trustees at SCLD, said: ‘I know I speak on behalf of many people throughout the learning disability sector in Scotland when I say how very fortunate we have been to have had Chris Creegan as our Chief Executive these past six years.  Chris’s time at SCLD has been characterised by innovation, challenge and reform.  He has delivered SCLD as a strong and purposeful advisor to Government and he has played a pivotal role in developing the next iteration of The Keys to Life strategy. We all wish him well in his next venture and our search for a suitable replacement, to build on the many achievements delivered by Chris and his team, begins on Monday.’

For further information, contact Kenneth Fleming, Engagement and Influencing Manager at SCLD on 07979 380257

Note to Editors:

The role of Chief Executive at SCLD will be open to applications from Monday 14th January 2019. Further details are available via S1 Jobs, Goodmoves and by following SCLD on social media including Twitter @SCLDNews. The closing date is Monday 4th February 2019 at 12 noon.

The closing date is Monday 4th February 2019 at 12 noon.