Martyn Evans, Chief Executive
Martyn was appointed Chief Executive of the Trust in November 2009.
Previously he was the Director of the Scottish Consumer Council (SCC) from 1998-2008 - a consumer policy and research body. He oversaw the successful 2008 merger of the SCC with energywatch Scotland and Postwatch Scotland. He became the Director of the new organisation - Consumer Focus Scotland. Consumer Focus Scotland is a statutory body which provides independent policy research and a voice for the consumer.
Martyn was a visiting Professor of Law at the University of Strathclyde from 1995-2001. He was Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Advice Scotland for five years prior to taking up his post with SCC. Martyn was the Director of Shelter (Scottish Campaign for Homeless People) from 1987-1992.
He has been a member of a number of Scottish Government and UK government advisory groups. These include the Independent Scrutiny Panel on Ayr and Monklands hospital services, the MMR Expert Group, the Scottish Charity Law Review Commission (known as the McFadden Commission), the Housing Improvement Task Force, the Cabinet Office review of UK Food Policy and the UK Screening Committee.
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