Scottish Care Press Statement on Ranald Mair OBE

FORMER SCOTTISH CARE CHIEF EXECUTIVE, RANALD MAIR, RECOGNISED IN NEW YEAR HONOURS

Ranald Mair, former CEO of Scottish Care, the representative body for private and voluntary care providers in Scotland, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours’ List, for services to Social Work and Social Care.

Mr. Mair, stepped down in March 2016 after almost a decade in post and after a career in social work and social care spanning more than 40 years.

Mr. Mair said: “This is a marvellous surprise and a great honour. It is not just personal recognition, but recognition of all those who work in the care sector and demonstrates the importance attached to the work being carried out by those who care for others.
The sector has progressed enormously in recent years and standards have improved dramatically, but the future presents massive challenges as Scotland faces growing demand and the need to provide the highest quality care for an increasingly ageing population.”

Dr. Donald Macaskill, who took over from Mr Mair as CEO said:
“This is a well deserved honour for Ranald who has dedicated his working life to the care of others. He has made an outstanding contribution to the wider sector and to the quality of care for older people in Scotland. In doing so, he has raised the profile of social care and helped drive key agendas forward.”

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