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Scottish Leaders Dinner: 'The Heart of Change'


Thursday, 1 February 2018 from 17:30 to 21:30 (GMT)

Scottish Leaders Dinner: 'The Heart of Change'

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ACOSVO Full Member Dinner Ticket 26 Jan 2018 £30.00 £0.00
ACOSVO Associate Member Ticket 26 Jan 2018 £30.00 £0.00
Non-ACOSVO Member Dinner Ticket 26 Jan 2018 £50.00 £0.00

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Scottish Leaders Dinner

'The Heart of Change'

SpeakerEdel Harris, Chief Executive, Cornerstone

Chaired by: Pat Armstrong, Chief Executive, ACOSVO

This Dinner is one of the popular series of thematic discussion dinners ACOSVO is hosting throughout 2018 with support from the Royal Bank of Scotland.

We are delighted to be joined by Edel Harris, Chief Executive, Cornerstone who will discuss Cornerstone's ambitious programme to transform social care in the UK.

We hope you welcome this opportunity of bringing together third sector leaders for a lively discussion on change management and other topics over dinner.

These events are stimulating, enjoyable and energising occasions and we hope you will be able to attend.

The format of the evening will be:


5.30 pm - Networking drinks reception

6.00 pm - Presentations and discussion

7.00 pm - Dinner and further discussion

The evening will finish by 9.30 pm


Edel Harris was named EY Scotland Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 at an awards ceremony at Gleneagles.

Edel is the chief executive of Aberdeen-based health and social care charity Cornerstone, which employs 2,200 people and provides care and support services for adults and children with disabilities and other support needs. In the nine years she has been in her role at Cornerstone, Harris has delivered business growth of £10 million, diversified into new care markets and delivered an ambitious capital plan to create new homes for people with disabilities and autism.

Edel Harris joined Cornerstone as Chief Executive in May 2008 having previously been Deputy Chief Executive of Aberdeen Foyer. Edel’s background is in health promotion, holding a 1st class honours degree in Health and Social Care, she worked for the Metropolitan Police and NHS Grampian and has significant experience in leading a commercial social enterprise and in developing new social care services.

Edel is a Director of Aberdeen Football Club Charitable Trust and of Opportunity North East (ONE) and was elected President of Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in June 2015 to June 2017.




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Gogarburn House
175 Glasgow Road
EH12 1HQ Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, 1 February 2018 from 17:30 to 21:30 (GMT)

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