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Chair steps down from Shetland Amenity Trust

Published: 10 March 2020

Chair of the Shetland Amenity Trust Ruth Mackenzie has announced that she is stepping down from the role for health reasons.  Mrs Mackenzie joined the Trust in May 2016 and was appointed to the role of Chair of the Board in October 2017.

Mrs Mackenzie said, “I have really valued my time with the Trust and I am very sorry to be stepping down.  My preference would be to stay on in the role but unfortunately health issues have arisen which mean that I can no longer continue to give the level of commitment that I would wish.  It has been an incredibly difficult decision but my health and family must come first.  I am hugely passionate about the work of the Trust and wish all of the staff and Trustees the very best for the future.”

SAT Vice-Chair Alastair Hamilton praised Mrs Mackenzie for her work, he said, “We are very sad that Ruth is unable to continue in her role but we completely understand her reasons for doing so.  Her health and family must have absolute priority.  We are all deeply grateful for all that she has done for the Trust over the last few years.  She really has given the Trust her all and has provided strong leadership through challenging times.  She will be sorely missed.”

Mr Hamilton will take on the role of Chair in the interim until such time as a new Chair can be appointed.