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Leading financial mutual CEO joins the Board of Action for Children Developments Limited – Scottish Business News



LEADING financial mutual, Scottish Friendly, has announced the appointment of CEO Stephen McGee to the Board of Action for Children Developments Limited as a Non-Executive Director.

Action for Children Developments look after commercial trading, property transactions and other developments that support Action for Children’s mission.

As one of Scotland’s largest children’s charities and service providers, the third sector group deliver their mission to create more safe and happy childhoods with over 850 staff at around 90 services across 30 local authorities. This includes intervention against child criminal exploitation, fostering, residential and short breaks among others.

In his new capacity, McGee will attend and contribute to meetings quarterly to consider and discuss a broad range of commercial matters, including areas of operational activity, finance, and strategy, as well as annual meetings to review and sign-off the year end annual accounts. He will also be invited to the Charity’s annual Joint National Advisory and Co-opted members meeting.

With substantial experience in financial services and an unwavering commitment to helping create a better future for young people, McGee brings a wealth of experience to this role. This is evident in his leadership at Scottish Friendly, where the organisation has not only excelled in financial performance but has made significant strides to enrich the communities they serve.

With a purpose which extends beyond the provision of financial wellbeing, this appointment reflects Scottish Friendly’s ambition to help build stronger, more resilient communities and harmonises their existing partnership with Action for Children.

Stephen McGee, CEO of Scottish Friendly commented:

“I am honoured to join the Board of Action for Children Developments Limited and assist with the work of the charity, using my experience to support and shape the operational and strategic direction of the charity’s commercial activities.

“Creating opportunities and improving the lives and outlook of young people is something I am very passionate about and the work that Action for Children does is massively important for driving impactful change.

“I am already proud of the work we do at Scottish Friendly to serve our communities and this role is only an extension to further support this ambition.”

Fiona Steel, National Director for Scotland at Action for Children, said:

“It’s a privilege to welcome Stephen into a role on the Action for Children Development Limited board. His leadership experience and understanding of the financial landscape during what has been a turbulent time for many sectors will be an invaluable addition to the team.

“Ensuring Action for Children continue to deliver a safe, healthy, and happy childhood for more children is our mission and it’s great to have Stephen lend his support once again to this ambition.”

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