From Monday 12 July Bòrd na Gàidhlig will welcome an interim CEO who will lead the organisation forward following the resignation of Iain Campbell.
Joe Moore, who is currently the Director of Corporate Services at SNH, will take on the position of interim Chief Executive and Accountable Officer for Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the principle Public Body for promoting and developing the Gaelic language.
Mr Moore will continue in his role as Director for Corporate services at SNH but will balance these responsibilities with those of his new role within the Bòrd. Mr Moore will work closely with the Senior Management Team and staff to ensure the Bòrd continues to deliver in line with the targets of the National Gaelic Language Plan.
Bòrd na Gàidhlig has also appointed Mr Bruce Robertson, former Director of Education, Culture and Sport at Highland and Aberdeenshire Councils, who will take on interim responsibilities for the Bòrd’s education remit, following the departure of Mary MacMillan who will stand down as the Bord’s Head of Education and Learning later this month. Mr Robertson will work closely, in a leadership capacity, with Mr Moore and the Senior Management Executives on the day-to-day decisions of the Bòrd. In particular, Mr Robertson will work closely with the Scottish Government in preparing the Education (Scotland) Bill which is currently going through the Scottish Parliament.
Welcoming the appointments, Bòrd na Gàidhlig Cathraiche (Chair) Allan MacDonald said: “We warmly welcome Joe and Bruce to the Bòrd and are grateful to them for their willingness to support us at this unusual time. Both come to the Bòrd with excellent skills in their respective areas and I have no doubt these skills will be beneficial to us. Bòrd na Gàidhlig is a small organisation with a huge linguistic responsibility and we certainly welcome the additional support.
We are also pleased to welcome Neil Graham, Director of Finance at MG ALBA, who will take on a part-time consultancy role in an advisory capacity to support the work of the Chief Executive Officer.
We are currently in discussion with the Scottish Government about the recruitment process for a new Ceannard (CEO) but until such time as we are able to put someone in place, we wish Joe every success.”