“The energy, innovation, and commitment of Scotland’s third sector, the grant making fraternity therein, alongside the strength of community that I have come to know so well will remain a defining memory of my time at The Wood Foundation.
“Are there nerves about moving on? Is there sadness? Absolutely. Is there doubt? No. Adventure is good. Keeping a step outwith your comfort zone is important. The time for a new and altogether different philanthropic project, underpinned by an exciting theory of change, is right.
“I will not be a stranger to The Wood Foundation team. Albeit from afar, I will remain a champion of their work, honoured to have been in the thick of it over these last ten years, and a cheerleader for the continued role of #generationchange in our society.”
Ali MacLachlan, UK Director at The Wood Foundation, added:
“Jonathan has played a significant role in the growth and evolution of The Wood Foundation across Scotland.
“Over the last decade Jonathan has brought rigour, commitment, and unwavering conviction in the power of Scotland’s young people, and our organisational capacity to leverage the systemic impacts that we seek. He has exemplified and led by our values of integrity, innovation, responsibility, and respect.
“As a professional peer, force for change, team player, and friend, we will miss him, while feeling great pride and excitement for the next chapter of his career.
“With change, however, always comes opportunity. We are also looking forward to all that lies ahead, and the raft of opportunity this forthcoming change affords us. We are in the process of appointing a YPI Director to bring fresh perspective and experience to the strategic direction for the programme, and for The Wood Foundation, as we navigate into our next exciting phase.”