Corra Foundation welcomes new Deputy Chief Executive

By 1st June 2017 May 9th, 2019 News

Carolyn SawyersCorra Foundation (the Foundation) is delighted to announce that Carolyn Sawers will take up post as Deputy CEO in August.

Carolyn joins the Foundation from the Big Lottery Fund and brings with her a deep understanding of the issues facing people, communities and charities in Scotland as well as an evident commitment to listening and working collaboratively. She has led the development of many significant funding programmes, as well as being a highly respected contributor within the Scottish policy landscape.

Foundation Chief Executive, Fiona Duncan said:

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Carolyn to the team.

 She joins at a time when many in Scotland are facing complex challenges and significant uncertainty. It is more important than ever that we work collaboratively and with determination to achieve lasting positive change and I know that is a determination that Carolyn brings in spades. 

Carolyn has a clear passion for making a difference and brings a deep commitment to the Foundation’s values and mission. I speak for the whole team when I say how much we are looking forward to working with her.” 

Carolyn said:

“I am thrilled to be joining the Foundation.

The Foundation has exciting plans for the future, building on its strong reputation, values and clear focus on making a difference.

I believe that people in communities and across sectors can work together to create change and look forward to being part of the Foundation team seeding and supporting those opportunities.”


Later this year the Foundation will launch its new strategy, name and brand. For more information please see 

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