Joanna McCreadie has been appointed Chief Executive of The Gannochy Trust starting from 1st May 2020. She succeeds Carol Downie MBE, who will retire on 30th April. Carol has been Chief Executive of the Gannochy Trust for seven years.
Joanna was previously Chief Executive of Seamab, a residential school offering a therapeutic and nurturing environment for emotionally fragile children. She is currently studying for an MBA at the University of Edinburgh and recently co-chaired one of the work groups of the Independent Care Review in Scotland. Joanna said: ‘The Gannochy Trust, founded by A. K. Bell, is a unique charity which delivers funding programmes, provides affordable housing and supports communities. I feel privileged to be appointed to this exciting role, and I am looking forward to working with the Board of Trustees, the Gannochy team and all of our partners’.
David Gray, Chair of The Gannochy Trust said:
“During Carol’s leadership, her team have transformed all aspects of the Trust’s work. She has implemented fresh ideas in our housing and wider estate; built strong relationships with our key stakeholders including tenants, organisations and other funders; and supported Trustees to develop our strategic direction. We wish Carol all the very best for her well-deserved retirement.
The Gannochy Trustees look forward to welcoming Joanna. Her broad experience of leading and working with charities will be extremely useful in building on the Trust’s work in helping others”