supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
The end of an era and the start of a new for CARF
Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) will say goodbye to their long-serving CEO, Norma Philpott, later this month after her decision to retire after 32 years (18 of them as CEO).
Norma is held in very high regard not just in Fife but nationally, as a leading light in the advice sector as well as a respected leader in the third sector, particularly in Fife where she is a founding member of Fife Voluntary Action’s Third Sector Strategy Group. Norma has served with distinction on a wide range of partnership groups over many years, contributing her wealth of expertise and experience on issues from food insecurity and poverty to training and leadership.
FVA’s CEO, Kenny Murphy said working with Norma has been an honour. He added “I’ve had the absolute pleasure and privilege of working with Norma since I took up my role in Fife 8 years ago. I, and many others in the third sector, have benefitted from her wise counsel, fairness and unswerving commitment to serving the people of Fife. Norma has been one of the best advocates and champions of the people of Fife for many years. I sincerely hope Norma finds time and ways to continue to support causes close to her heart during what I hope is a long and happy retirement.”
As one door closes, another opens, and CARF’s Business Development Manager, David Redpath, will step into the not-inconsiderable-hole that Norma leaves behind. Kenny said “We’ve enjoyed an excellent relationship with David (both on and off the football pitch!) and know that CARF’s Board have handed the reigns to somebody that will do justice to Norma’s incredible legacy. We look forward to working closely with David in his new role as CEO at CARF.”