New Managing Director For Scotland
Community Integrated Care is pleased to welcome Sara Murphy, who has this week joined the charity as Managing Director for our Scotland region. Sara will take the reins from our current Managing Director, Allison Cochrane, who will begin her retirement next month.
Sara joins Community Integrated Care from Cornerstone, a Scotland-wide social care charity, where she held the role of Director of Delivery. At Cornerstone, Sara was responsible for all aspects of operations, as well as their Health and Safety function and Quality Improvement team.
Starting her career as a Support Worker, Sara has undertaken a number of roles in both the private and third sector. Within these, Sara was involved in the planning, design, and operational management of a number of purpose-built specialist services across Scotland.
Karen Sheridan, Chief Operating Officer for Community Integrated Care, says: “Sara brings a wealth of experience to our charity, and an unwavering passion for delivering the best lives possible. Her extensive operational expertise and understanding of the social care landscape in Scotland makes her an incredible asset to our Executive Team.
”Whilst we’re sad to say a fond farewell to Allison, who has provided us with outstanding leadership, commitment and direction over the last five years, we do so with thanks and gratitude for everything she’s done for Community Integrated Care.”
Speaking of her appointment, Sara says: “Having admired the work of Community Integrated Care for many years, I was thrilled to receive the opportunity to join such a remarkable charity, and have been impressed with the dedication and enthusiasm I have seen so far. I’m really proud to be leading such a special team in Scotland and look forward to playing my part in delivering the best lives possible for the hundreds of people we support.”
She continued, “I’d like to thank everyone who has given me such a warm welcome so far and look forward to meeting many more of our incredible frontline colleagues and teams in the coming weeks and months.”