New Chief Executive Officer for Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service26th July 2019
Media Contacts: Phil Stewart 0300 303 4321 ext. 6131
The Board of Directors of Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (D&G CAS) have appointed Phil Stewart as the new Chief Executive Officer to lead the service staff and volunteers to meet the many challenges that the people of Dumfries and Galloway region faces over the coming years. Phil will drive the service in the provision of a first class client customer service and in developing close working partnerships with other organisations and services.
Pat Shearer, Chair, D&G CAS Board of Directors said,” The Board of Directors of Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service are delighted to confirm the appointment of Phil Stewart as Chief Executive Officer. Phil brings with him considerable leadership and management experience in the public sector and more recently in the charitable sector with D&G CAS. He takes over from Sue Irving who has recently moved to a key role with a local housing association. Sue has led the organisation tremendously well over the last 8 years and we are confident Phil will build on the progress established by Sue. He will most definitely be a very positive asset to the service, providing drive and direction to support our staff and volunteers. He has a wide experience in partnership working and will build on and forge new relationships in this area.
Phil Stewart, new Chief Executive at D&G CAS said, “Dumfries & Galloway Citizens Advice Service are committed to ensuring that those most in need in our region are well supported, given appropriate advice and direction and are able to negotiate the complex area of rights and entitlements. As an existing employee of the service I am well aware of the quality and commitment of our staff and volunteers in supporting those most in need. I am delighted to have been given the opportunity and privilege of leading them to meet our existing and future challenges. I look forward to working closely with our wider partnership network to support the delivery of services region wide. ”
- Phil Stewart is available for interview by contacting him directly on the above number.
- D&G CAS is an independent registered charity with the charity number SC027107, serving Dumfries and Galloway in its current form since 1997. It currently employs around 56 staff and 55 volunteers. In 2017- 18 we provided nearly 28, 000 individual pieces of advice to around 8,000 people across the region. We put £8.1 million back into the pockets of those clients and helped them deal with £12.1 million of unmanageable debt.