The new CEO of Jewish Care Scotland can vouch for the work of the charity, the largest communal organisation north of the border.
Suzanne Neville says that "in my family, I've had personal experience of the extent to which Jewish Care is a lifeline, when my late mother was ill. I feel I can contribute something to Jewish Care to help the team make a difference in people's lives."
The Glaswegian, who succeeds Ethne Woldman this month, is currently a director of People Matters, a development and communications company.
She had previously worked for lobbying group the Industrial Society and had experience in the social housing sector.
She said that in 14 years in the post, her predecessor had "done a fantastic job in bringing Jewish Care to the point where it is now.
"A big part of the job will be maintaining that. Clearly there will be challenges in the future and leadership will be important but my first step will be to listen and learn."
Jewish Care Scotland chair Maureen Solomons said Mrs Neville "will be known to many in the community and she brings a wealth of professional working experience".