17 June 2021
Falkirk Community Trust has announced that Maureen Campbell OBE will stand down as its Chief Executive on 31 August 2021.
Maureen has been instrumental in driving the Trust’s growth and success during the last ten years. Before taking on the role at Falkirk Community Trust, Maureen had been employed by Falkirk Council as Director of Community Services for 11 years. Neil Brown, who has been General Manager with Falkirk Community Trust since 2012, will take on the role of Chief Executive on Maureen’s departure and will lead the team to the successful transition to Falkirk Council by 1 April 2022.
Maureen’s role at the helm of the Trust has created a team dedicated to leading the development of culture and sport in the area, while staying true to its vision to ensure that Falkirk’s communities are the most creative and active they can be.
During her time in Falkirk , Maureen played a key role in the development of one of Scotland’s major development projects, Helix Park and The Kelpies, that has positioned Falkirk on a global stage and has attracted around five million visitors since it opened.
Maureen Campbell OBE, said:
“This has been a difficult decision to take. However, the time is right for me to stand down as Chief Executive of Falkirk Community Trust, an organisation I have nurtured and grown over the last ten years. I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere and heartfelt thanks to all the staff, stakeholders, volunteers, the local community and our customers who have worked tirelessly and supported us in our journey. Our people who have been at the heart of this organisation are the true champions of Falkirk Community Trust, and their achievements over the last ten years have made me extremely proud. I look forward to seeing their excellent work continue as the services transition back into management by Falkirk Council in April 2022.”
David White, Chairman of Falkirk Community Trust commented:
“It has been a pleasure to work alongside Maureen in my role as Chairman. Maureen has demonstrated unwavering dedication and passion for her role and has been integral in the organisation's transformation. I have watched with pride as the Trust has grown, developed, and achieved so much over the past ten years. Falkirk Community Trust's role in serving the local community was amplified during the pandemic, as Maureen and her team adapted to provide support and services to the local community. As we enter a period of recovery and renewal, Maureen leaves the Trust’s services in a strong position prior to its transition to Falkirk Council.”
Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn, Leader of Falkirk Council said:
“On behalf of Falkirk Council, I would like to thank Maureen, who has contributed 21 years of service to the local community. She has played a vital and transformative role in driving forward sport, recreation, arts, heritage and library services in the area.”