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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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.

An independent Scotland would preserve tax reliefs, charities are told

The current Scottish government would ensure that charities continue to benefit from tax relief on donations if the country votes for independence in next year’s referendum, it has promised in its White Paper on the subject.

OSCR: Scottish charities can campaign for yes or no vote

OSCR has said that a Scottish charity can advocate a yes or no vote for Scotland’s upcoming independence referendum, as long as it is part of its charitable purposes.

David Robb, chief executive of the Office of the Scottish Regulator

The number of charity reorganisation applications approved by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator increased by 43 per cent in the last financial year, reflecting the sector's ability to adapt to the difficult economic position, says the regulator's chief executive.

Shetland, Credit: SnappyBex

The Shetland Charitable Trust has begun its recruitment drive to find eight independent trustees, following a long-running dispute with the Scottish charity regulator over its governance.

Commercial partners sometimes force charities to flout laws, says  regulator's solicitor

Some consortia arrangements with commercial organisations are forcing charities to act in a way which is contrary to charity law, warns Jill Steele, the solicitor for the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

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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