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Scottish Leaders Dinner: 'Third Sector Engagement in a Devolution Context'


Thursday, 21 September 2017 from 17:30 to 21:30 (BST)

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Scottish Leaders Dinner

'Third Sector Engagement in a Devolution Context'

SpeakerLucy Smith, Director General for UK Governance, Cabinet Office

Chaired by: Pat Armstrong, Chief Executive, ACOSVO

This Dinner is one of the popular series of thematic discussion dinners ACOSVO is hosting throughout 2017 with support from the Royal Bank of Scotland.

We are delighted to be joined by Lucy Smith, Director General for UK Governance in the Cabinet Office, with responsibility for constitutional and devolution issues.

We hope you welcome this opportunity of bringing together third sector leaders for a lively discussion on the 'Cabinet Office, Third Sector Engagement & Devolution' and other topics over dinner.

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


Please note this venue address has changed and will now be taking place in Gogarburn House, 175 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh EH12 1HQ. 


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



Lucy Smith was appointed Acting Director General of UK Governance at the Cabinet Office in April 2017, with responsibility for constitution and devolution issues across the UK.

Prior to this, Lucy was Director of Constitution Group, a role she was appointed to in September 2015. She had served as the Principal Private Secretary in the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office from 2012 until the General Election in 2015. Before this, she was Director of Strategy at the Department for Education.


Acting Director General for UK Governance

UK Governance Group

The UK Governance Group was established in June 2015 to lead the UK government’s work on constitutional and devolution issues. It brings together under one command the Cabinet Office’s Constitution Group, the Scotland Office, the Office of the Advocate General for Scotland and the Wales Office.

The Group ensures that the civil service has an improved capability to support ministers in the vital challenge of sustaining the United Kingdom and the constitutional settlement.


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When & Where

Gogarburn House
175 Glasgow Road
EH12 1HQ Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, 21 September 2017 from 17:30 to 21:30 (BST)

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Shape the future of Scotland's third sector by providing every leader with opportunities to develop, influence and excel


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