ENABLE CEO to help unleash the full potential of civil society

October 9, 2020 Press Release

Theresa Shearer, ENABLE Scotland’s CEO, is to join an influential group of people appointed as commissioners for the Law Family Commission on Civil Society. The commissioners, drawn from the private, public and third sector, will steer a 2-year programme of ground-breaking research into how best to unleash the full potential of civil society.

Launching in December, the UK-wide Commission will examine all aspects of civil society, from volunteering and philanthropy to communities and the relationship between civil society and government. It comes at a time when civil society is facing unprecedented challenges, with charities now facing a £10billion funding gap expected to lose 60,000 jobs as a result of coronavirus.

Commenting on the appointment, Theresa said:

“I am delighted to join the Commission and look forward to collaborating with leaders from all sectors in identifying a new route map for civil society, with fresh thinking and people at the heart of all we do.”

Theresa’s fellow commissioners include former Cabinet Secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell, Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, CEO of Timpson shoe repairs James Timpson and Michele Oliver, Global Vice President of Brand & Purpose at Mars. The Commission has been established by Pro Bono Economics, who use economics to support the third sector and to increase wellbeing across the UK.

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