Sir John Elvidge takes on role as Chair of Carnegie UK Trust

May 24, 2017

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The former Permanent Secretary of the Scottish Government, Sir John Elvidge, has taken on the role as Chair of Dunfermline-based philanthropic organisation, the Carnegie UK Trust. He takes over the role from long-serving Angus Hogg MBE following five years at the realm.

Sir John was appointed as a Carnegie Fellow on the Trust’s ‘Enabling State’ project in the summer of 2012 and has led the Trust’s work in this area. He became a Trustee of the Carnegie UK Trust in May 2014. He said: “The Carnegie name is known the world over and I’m honoured to take on the role as Chair for a charity steeped in such rich heritage. I have been working with the Trust for the last five years, and I’m looking forward to helping honour Angus’ legacy.”

Angus Hogg MBE, who is originally from Cupar but has lived in Dunfermline for the last 38 years, took on the role of Vice-Chair at the Trust in 2007. The role followed Angus acting as finance convener for the Trust from 2005 after first joining the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust as a Trustee in 1996.

During his time at the UK Trust, Angus has played an instrumental role in helping build relations between the Carnegie Trust’s throughout the globe and managed the co-location of both the Dunfermline and UK Trust’s back in 2003.

In 2013, he received an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours for his endeavours for the charity and the wider Dunfermline community. Angus said: “There have been many memorable times throughout my time at the Trust but one of the highlights has to be some of the truly inspirational people I’ve met and worked with over the years, including Malala Yousafza when she visited Edinburgh during the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy Week in 2013.

“The work the Trust carries out continues to be centred on helping support the wellbeing of society and the entire team at the Trust work extremely hard to ensure our research and activity reflects and informs crucial policy work throughout the country; this is something they should all be very proud of.”

Martyn Evans, Chief Executive of the Carnegie UK Trust, said: “I’d like to thanks Angus on behalf of everyone at the Trust for his dedication and support in his role as Chair.

“We have been working with Sir John for the last five years on our Enabling State work and look forward to continuing our successful relationship with him in his new role.”

Angus will now take on the role as an International Fellow for the UK Trust and is organising a Carnegie peace summit in The Hague next year.