Iain Gordon, Chief Executive of Bethany Christian Trust is standing down to pursue new opportunities.

Iain has led Bethany through a period of significant development over the last 16 years and has decided now is the time to seek out fresh challenges.

Iain leaves Bethany following a time of consolidation and at the beginning of a period of growth through new activities and partnering opportunities focussed on the quest to end homelessness in Scotland.

Robert Gordon, the Bethany Chair said: “I and my fellow trustees are very sad that Iain is leaving.  At the same time, we respect his judgement and discernment of God’s leading in this decision as in so much else over the last 16 years during which Iain has led Bethany with such distinction, imagination and commitment to excellence.

We know that Iain will be difficult to replace but he leaves a fantastic legacy – a strong organisation with a clear focus and an enviable reputation borne out by external reviews, employee engagement levels and a wealth of skills and leadership talent at all levels of the charity. We look forward to building on that and developing Bethany’s mission to vulnerable people just as Iain built on the foundations he inherited 16 years ago. We wish Iain joy and fulfilment in whatever he is called to next for a further season of effective service”.

Iain Gordon said:

Bethany is at an exciting new stage in its development with lots of opportunities for growth in scope and impact. It is an ideal time for a new leader to serve the organisation and take Bethany into this new season. It has been a great privilege to serve Bethany and those whom Bethany serves for the last 16 years. I am excited by the opportunities that lie ahead for us all.