New Year's Honours for Chief Executive

Dyslexia Scotland’s Chief Executive has been recognised in the 2024 New Year’s Honours list. 

Cathy Magee has been awarded an OBE for services to dyslexic people, in recognition of her work leading national charity Dyslexia Scotland. 

Cathy is recognised alongside other notable individuals from Scotland, including former British Lions player and Scotland rugby captain Rob Wainwright and Alex Reedijk, General Director at Scottish Opera. 

Cathy said, “I feel very humbled to have been nominated. The OBE is a reflection of the achievements of everyone at Dyslexia Scotland, from the Board and staff to our President Sir Jackie Stewart and all of our volunteers and supporters. I hope that the award will contribute to the awareness of Dyslexia Scotland and our services for the dyslexia community and will be helpful in highlighting and driving the continuing need for early identification and support for all people with dyslexia.” 

In the official Scottish Government news release, First Minister Humza Yousaf is quoted as saying “Those recognised in the New Year’s Honours list have made exceptional contributions to communities across Scotland and beyond. These Honours are particularly important in light of the ‘giving’ theme and it is clear that all of the worthy recipients have given so much. 

“The service and dedication of these individuals – from the arts, education and sport to business, charity, community cohesion and science – has benefited people across communities and promoted Scotland around the world.