Pat Armstrong OBE

Chief Executive

Pat is Chief Executive of ACOSVO, the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations. Pat has led the IIP Gold accredited organisation since 2003 and having worked in the third sector for over 25 years, she has gained experience of both local and national voluntary organisations from a range of thematic areas.


Pat has an MBA from Heriot Watt University and has a particular interest in leadership development in the third sector. This interest led her to establish the Leadership Exchange Programme which brings together leaders from across the third and public sectors for peer support, good practice sharing and personal development. She is currently a Doctoral Research Student with Edinburgh Napier Universities Business School.


As part of the 2018 New Year's Honours List Pat recognised with an OBE for services to voluntary organisations and in 2021 she was included in the Euclid Network Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise.


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