David Robb

David Robb

Chief executive, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) from October 2011

David Robb took over from Jane Ryder as the second chief executive of the Office for the Scottish Regulator (OSCR) in October 2011. His prior role was head of public service reform and efficiency for the Scottish government.

He previously worked as director of policy and development at the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman from October 2007 - March 2010 and was head of the Scottish government's Public Bodies Policy Division.

From 2001 - 2003 he was a policy adviser in the First Minister's Policy Unit and also worked as head of the NHS Workforce Development Unit from 2002 - 2004.




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Fundraising Regulator rejected by Scotland in favour of self-regulation

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has rejected extending the remit of the Fundraising Regulator to Scotland, instead recommending that greater responsibility for regulating fundraising be placed on charities themselves.

Slight decrease in trust of charities in Scotland, OSCR finds

The level of trust in charities in Scotland has fallen slightly following negative media reports, according to reports published this week by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

David Robb

It has been ten years since the passing of the Act that brought the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) into being - but there are changes afoot, says David Robb.

Paying for the Charity Commission would involve a change in primary legislation

Proposed plans to get charities to pay for their own regulator will need a change in legislation, the Charity Commission told a Parliamentary Committee yesterday.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations launches its review into self-regulated fundraising

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has launched its informal review into Scottish fundraising, to determine whether self-regulation in the sector is effective.

Number of Scottish CIOs doubles in just over a year

The number of charitable incorporated organisations in Scotland has doubled in just over a year, according to figures released last week by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

Scottish Minister Alex Neil

Scottish church ministers and officials are concerned that the same-sex marriage bill, passed this week, will impact on churches’ charitable status.

David Robb, chief executive of OSCR

OSCR will review the charitable status of 40 fee-charging schools in Scotland over the next two years, it has announced.

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