Welcome to Rachel Blair

Rachel BlairWe have changes north of the border, as sadly Shona Ferrier is leaving us this month to start a new life in Australia. Thank you Shona, for all your hard work representing us in Scotland and good luck to you and your family in the exciting next chapter of your life.

Scotland remains an important part of the Charity Retail Association family and we’re delighted to announce Rachel Blair (pictured right) as Shona’s replacement. She will join us next month as our Public Affairs and Communications Officer in Scotland. She has extensive policy and communications experience from working in the Scottish Parliament.

In her career, Rachel has also worked to support the management team of a large law firm. More recently, she provided support to a local care service in the third sector. She holds an MA (Hons) Degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh.

We are committed to growing a strong presence in Scotland where Rachel will be a point of contact for members, key stakeholders, and other third sector partners. Rachel is looking forward to supporting the membership and promoting the charity retail sector in Scotland.

Matt Kelcher
Head of Public Affairs and Research
Charity Retail Association