THE chief executive of CVS Inverclyde is to leave his post after almost 10 years at the helm.

Ian Bruce is moving on to take up a new role as chief executive with Glasgow CVS, the main development and support agency for voluntary and community organisations in the city.

Mr Bruce has led CVS Inverclyde since 2010, having previously worked for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and other charities.

He said: “I will be very sad to leave a fantastic organisation doing really exciting work in a vibrant and friendly part of Scotland.

“I've had the opportunity to build great relationships across the third and other sectors but, after almost ten years, it feels time for someone new to take over and for me to take on a new challenge.

“GCVS is a key development agency, which has a really vital leadership role to play in reducing inequalities and improving lives.

“The work they do supporting and strengthening communities is crucial and it will be an honour to join the trustees, staff and volunteers to take the charity forward."

Mr Bruce will depart on August 9 and a search will be launched shortly to find his successor.

He has been thanked for his contribution to the voluntary sector in the area and wished the best of luck in his new role.

Chair of the board at CVS Inverclyde Karen Haldane said: “This appointment is great news for Glasgow and very sad news for CVS Inverclyde and the wider Inverclyde area.

“Ian’s contribution over the last ten years has been hugely valuable and has seen the organisation go from strength to strength.

“We will shortly begin recruitment for a new chief executive to help us achieve the next stage of our development.”