Lucy McTernan
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Lucy McTernan | Chief Executive Officer (acting)

Lucy is currently leading the staff team at SCVO and is responsible for all SCVO external-facing operations, cross-directorate planning and strategy. She reports directly to the Board, who are elected from our membership organisations.

Lucy has a wealth of experience in Scotland's third sector. She has worked for SCVO for over 20 years and is a former member of the Scotland committee of the Big Lottery Fund.  Lucy works closely with the Scottish Government at all levels to advance the interests of the third sector.


John Downie
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John Downie | Director of Public Affairs

John leads the Public Affairs department, including the policy and research team and the communications and campaigns team. He has lead responsibility for SCVO’s internal and external communications and engagement with politicians.

John Ferguson
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John Ferguson | Director of Development

John leads SCVO’s development and rural teams. This includes our work on Goodmoves, Equalities, Social Economy, the rural dimension of Scotland’s third sector as well as engagement with and monitoring of European Structural Funds.


Tim Hencher
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Tim Hencher | Director of Finance & Resources

Tim is responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day operation of the key support services, Finance, ICT, HR and Facilities. He is also on the committee of the Scottish Charity Finance Directors’ Group.

Donna MacKinnon
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Donna Mackinnon | Director of Employment Services

Donna leads SCVO’s engagement in employability programmes and provides strategic guidance to the Directorate and Board on SCVO’s ongoing and future engagement in the employability agenda. This includes work on Community Jobs Scotland and internships.


David McNeill
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David McNeill | Director of Digital

David leads on SCVO's digital work, guiding the development of new and existing web platforms, engaging online audiences, and co-ordinating our wide-ranging digital participation agenda for the third sector in Scotland.