Dundee’s Third Sector Interface has appointed David Dorward as its first Independent Chair, effective from 1 October 2017.
The Third Sector Interface, known as the TSI, is made up of three organisations in the city – Volunteer Dundee, Dundee Social Enterprise Network and Dundee Voluntary Action – and supports and represents the sector.
David was previously Chief Executive of Dundee City Council and currently works as the local Associate Director with the Rank Foundation, supporting local projects which build on the city’s assets and investing in its potential.
Lynne Cameron, Convenor of Volunteer Dundee, said “I am delighted that David is joining the team, bringing his wealth of experience and expertise to the TSI. Charities and community organisations make a real difference to the lives of the people of Dundee by offering services and opportunities and we believe that the appointment of David as Independent Chair will strengthen the umbrella body.”
Derek Marshall, Convenor of Dundee Social Enterprise Network, added “David has an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by the third sector and the incredible potential they have to transform the communities they serve. We are looking forward to working together to implement forthcoming changes to the function and funding of TSIs across the country which we expect Scottish Government to announce shortly.”
Lorna Edwards, Convenor of Dundee Voluntary Action, said “As Independent Chair of the TSI, David will support the three partner organisations with good governance, facilitate joint working and ensure that we continue to deliver well against the Scottish Government framework this year.”