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Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface (TSI) has announced the appointment of its new chief executive as Takki Sulaiman.
A trustee of the Friends of St Conan’s Kirk in Lochawe and the UK-wide domestic violence prevention and training charity, SafeLives, the 51-year-old has worked for the English family court service since 2006.
‘We moved as a family to Argyll in 2015 but I commuted to work in Aberdeen and then to Greenwich in London,’ explained Mr Sulaiman.
‘It is a real honour to be given the opportunity to work with such a dynamic network where I live, and now work.
‘I am fully committed to building upon the strong foundation put in place at the TSI over the past three years.’
Peter McDill, chairman of trustees, added, ‘Takki is a local man who demonstrated to the board a strong understanding of both Argyll and Bute and of the third sector.
‘Takki has a strong track record in partnership working, most recently in a local authority setting where he successfully steered a new approach to working with the voluntary sector through co-production – ensuring the expertise, vision and values of the third sector were at the heart of commissioning local services.
‘The board of the TSI is confident that Takki is the right person to lead Argyll and Bute TSI in the next phase of its development.’
Adding to an impressive CV Mr Sulaiman also has an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and a BA hons in Politics from the University of Warwick.