Humanist Society Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of Humanist Society Scotland, Gordon MacRae, is to step down after four years leading the charity. Gordon will take up a new post with a Scottish charity later this year and everyone at the Society wish him well for his future.

John Bishop, Chair of Humanist Society Scotland said:

“The Society is very grateful for the 4-year contribution that Gordon MacRae has made to the charity’s development. During Gordon’s time as Chief Executive the organisation has moved from the fringes to the centre of Scottish civic society, developing a sustainable organisation during this period. While working to consolidate Humanist work on ceremonies Gordon has been a catalyst in achieving a wider recognition of the contribution that humanism makes to

Gordon MacRae

public policy, and the development of new humanist services. Gordon would be the first to acknowledge that while his leadership has been at the root of these developments it would not have been possible without the help of professional staff, celebrants and many volunteers across Humanist Society Scotland.

“Gordon leaves the charity after Humanism 2019, the annual conference and AGM, on 17th May this year. The Board of Trustees have approved the recruitment process for a successor who will be charged with extending the reach and activity of the society further across Scotland. Change is not only a sadness; it is also an opportunity to renew our vision and commitment .”


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