Carers Trust appoints Becky Duff as Director for Scotland
Carers Trust is thrilled to have appointed Becky Duff as its new Director for Scotland.
Becky, who succeeds Louise Morgan in the role on 27 March, has 20 years of experience in Scotland’s charity sector, with a strong track record of high-level communications, network building, fundraising and influencing.
She joins from Edinburgh youth mental health charity U-evolve, where she has been CEO since 2020. In charge of the charity’s day-to-day operations and financial viability, Becky has driven increased community and youth engagement at U-evolve while working with partners across schools, community groups and the private sector.
Prior to joining U-evolve, Becky was Head of Communications, Campaigns and External Relations at MS Society for eight years. In that post she developed new and dynamic ways to engage with stakeholders like the Scottish Parliament and supported the delivery, promotion and connection of local services.
In addition to her professional roles, Becky is a non-executive board member for Edinburgh College and was previously a trustee for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. She has also served as chair of the Neurological Alliance of Scotland.
Looking forward to taking on the role, she said:
"I’m delighted to be taking up the post as Director for Scotland at Carers Trust, driving forward their mission of making life better for every unpaid carer in the UK. I‘m looking forward to working with colleagues and partners - and most importantly carers themselves - to make sure that they can influence and access the support they need, when and where they need it.
“The community of unpaid carers in Scotland and across the UK play an essential, often unseen and undervalued role in society. I am committed to making sure carers' experiences, needs and insights are heard, so that together we can create the right support for unpaid carers."
Carers Trust’s CEO, Kirsty McHugh, said:
“I’m delighted Becky is joining Carers Trust as our new Director for Scotland to lead our dedicated and talented team. Her enthusiasm for improving the lives of unpaid carers was clear throughout the recruitment process and I’m sure she will build on her predecessor Louise’s excellent work.
“This is an exciting time for Carers Trust following the recent launch of our refreshed strategy to transform the landscape for unpaid carers and Becky will be key in helping us deliver it. Her extensive skills and experience in the charity sector will play a vital role in driving forward our work to get a better deal for unpaid carers and the network of local organisations who support them.”