Independent care providers group appoint Mary Preston as new Chair

Independent care providers group, Scottish Care, has announced the appointment of Mary Preston as their new Chair.

Mary has been an active member of Scottish Care since joining the Meallmore Group in 2011. She has extensive care industry knowledge and detailed understanding of the required outcomes for service users gained through her nursing background, combined with extensive strategic, quality and operational management experience over many years in both care homes and care at home services.

Scottish Care Chief Executive, Dr Donald Macaskill said: “I am delighted to be able to welcome Mary Preston as our new Chair. Mary brings immense experience and skill to this role and I am sure under her guidance Scottish Care will continue to go from strength to strength. We are very grateful not only to Mary but to all our Directors who volunteer their time and skills so freely.”

Mary will succeed Iain Buchan, who for the last eight years, has acted as Chair of Scottish Care.

Dr Macaskill added: “I want to record my personal appreciation for the work, energy and commitment shown by Iain Buchan over many years as the Chair of Scottish Care.

“Scottish Care owes a huge debt of gratitude to Iain for his firm yet gentle style which has brought the organisation through a considerable period of change. Under him the reach and influence of Scottish Care has grown and the importance of the voice of providers in social care has been enhanced.”