Care in the autumn years

CEO Morag McIntosh steps down

Morag McIntosh has stepped down as CEO of Glasgow’s Golden Generation following a successful three years leading the charity.

Morag took over the reins at a particularly difficult time for the charity and spent the following three years tirelessly working to bring GGG into the 21st century.

During her time with the charity, Morag introduced a targeted programme of trust fundraising, which helped to secure the 72-year-old charity’s future.

Bringing decades of third sector experience to Glasgow’s Golden Generation, then GOPWA, Morag modernised processes, revitalised the charity’s image and introduced new funding streams.

Over the past 15 weeks, Morag has lead the charity through a challenging period as all offices and day centres have been closed. During this time Morag introduced the charity’s essential parcels services which has seen over 4.5k parcels of essential food and supplies delivered to the door steps of older adults.

The charity’s capacity for befriending services has also increased over this time with funding secured from a variety of funders to support these services.

Morag said,

“It has been a pleasure working with Glasgow’s Golden Generation over the past three years. Initially I was invited to join the charity as interim CEO for a period of six weeks – somehow those six weeks became three years as I was appointed permanently by the board.

“I have always believed in Glasgow’s Golden Generation, and I am delighted to be stepping down knowing that the charity is in a stronger position than when I took up post.

”Furthermore, I know that I am leaving the charity’s future in the capable hands of Richard Donald who has been appointed the charity’s new CEO.”

Richard has had successful career in the third sector, most recently serving as GGG’s Assistant Director and as Assistant Director of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland prior to joining GGG.
He has held several posts with prominent Scottish charities over the past decade including CLIC Sargent where he began his fundraising career and the Kiltwalk Foundation.

Morag will be much missed by the charity’s staff, volunteers and service users alike due to her infectious enthusiasm and hands on approach. All those involved with the charity wish Morag a well-deserved happy retirement.