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Steven Marwick, Director of ESS, is leaving.

Steven Marwick is leaving Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS).  Steven built up ESS from its earliest beginnings into the successful organisation it now is. After 18 years, Steven feels the time is right for a change of leadership at ESS creating space for fresh ideas and new opportunities.

Steven has led the team to support many hundreds of third sector organisations measure and explain their impact in meaningful and proportionate ways.  He’s helped create and embed good evaluation practice in the sector and good reporting practice amongst funders and he’s championed third sector evidence with national and local government.  And he’s made some people laugh along the way.

The board of trustees thank him for all his work and wish him the best for the future.  The board is committed to working together to make a successful transition and will launch a recruitment exercise for Steven’s successor during the summer. 

Steven leaves ESS in mid-June and our ESS team are available as usual, and will be pleased to help you with your evaluation needs. 

Evaluation Support Scotland 10th anniversary conference. John McIntyre Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh.