Public Appointments Assessors
Public Appointments Assessors oversee every regulated public appointment on behalf of the Commissioner.
We appointed Ann in July 2006.
Prior to setting up her own consultancy in 2005, Ann was Head of Policy at the Highland Council. She has had a varied career in the voluntary and public sectors and held a number of positions in public life, including eight years as a member of the Scottish Consumer Council. Following completion of a Masters degree she combines her consultancy with part time work as a Research Fellow at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
We appointed Matt in April 2012
Matt has spent the largest part of his 38 year career to-date in the management and development of organisations and human resources. Twenty-three of those years were in senior manager positions with three multi-national corporations and the remainder working as a successful independent consultant. He brings in-depth experience of delivering the Investors in People assessment process. This, combined with his consultancy activities has seen him involved with over 400 organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors across the U.K. These have included large retail organisations, a number of the uniformed services, the banking and finance sector, the National Health Service and a number of manufacturing and professional service organisations.
He has a B.Sc from Strathclyde University and an MBA from the Open University.
We appointed Dave in April 2012.
Dave retired as a Police Officer in 2007 after working for South Yorkshire Police for 30 years. He worked in a variety of roles; managing the delivery of front line policing services, the learning and development function and involved in managing several number of strategic projects. Dave is an independent business consultant working with a number of public and private sector organisations to quality assure practice and processes and enhance employee work performance through assessment, coaching and training. He has been a member of the Crimestoppers regional board and is a member of his local Borough Council Standards Committee. Dave is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Professor Kay Hampton (FRSA, FHEA)
We appointed Kay in April 2012.
She is Professor of Communities and Race Relations and holds a PhD in Sociology. She held senior positions at Glasgow Caledonian University, The University of Durban-Westville, SA and the Strategic Planning Department at Durban City Council, SA. As an applied research specialist, Kay spent most of her time actively applying her academic knowledge in practical contexts, shaping policies and strategies in government, public and voluntary sectors. More recently she was Chair/Deputy Chair and Scotland Commissioner of the Commission for Racial Equality, Scottish Chair and UK Board member of the BIG Lottery Fund, Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission UK, Council of the Law Society, Convenor of its Equality and Diversity Committee and a member of its Regulatory Committee and Trustee of several Scottish Voluntary organisations. She is currently Commissioner of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, Trustee, the Scottish Association for Mental Health, Adjudicating Panel Member, General Teaching Council for Scotland, Lay Member, Scottish Solicitor’s Disciplinary Tribunal. She is also an Ambassador for TCV, a UK environmental charity. Being a strong advocate for ethical governance practice, she is actively involved in regulatory and human rights work. Kay works as a freelance social researcher trainer and special advisor on fair and accountable governance; risk and outcome-based business development strategies and the realisation of equality, diversity, human rights and social justice outcomes.
She is a fellow of The Higher Education Academy and the RSA
We appointed Jennifer in May 2008
Prior to setting up her own consultancy in 2002, Jennifer was European human resources director for a FTSE100 healthcare company. She also worked for a leading executive search company in Edinburgh as director of boardroom development. She designs and delivers assessment centres for selection and personal development in her current role and has coached and mentored senior executives throughout her career. Jennifer is an Employment Tribunal lay member and was a board member of the Scottish Arts Council from 2003 to 2007.
We appointed Annette in July 2006.
She has spent most of her working life in human resource management working for, and with, a variety of private, public and voluntary sector organisations. She has held senior human resource management and development roles in two FTSE 100 companies. After a career of some 15 years as an employee, in 2002 Annette formed her own successful, independent HR consultancy offering practical support to businesses of all sizes and sectors.
She is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
We appointed Ali in May 2008.
She has worked across the public, private and voluntary sectors. She spent the early part of her career in marketing and human resources for a number of international FTSE100 companies working globally on strategy development, organisational change management and diversity. More recently Ali has been director of the Commission for Racial Equality and of Stonewall in Scotland. Ali works as a freelance consultant and coach specialising in leadership, strategic change management, public engagement and equality. She is also a council member of the Scottish Funding Council and a board member of NHS Health Scotland.
Paul has been an Assessor since January 2002.
Paul is the Equality & Diversity Co-ordinator for Strathclyde Police, monitoring and overseeing the implementation of equality and diversity policies/issues across the Force.
Paul previously worked for Strathclyde Regional Council’s Personnel Department and Chief Executive’s Department (Race Equality Unit). Paul has undertaken equality and diversity training & consultancy work for various organisations, in both the public and private sectors. He has an MA Honours in Celtic Languages and Literature from Edinburgh University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Hindi from Kendriya Hindi Sansthan in India. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
We appointed Irene in July 2006.
She had a varied career in the civil service working for a number of different central government departments. She specialised in the areas of internal audit and corporate governance. After holding a number of different internal audit posts she was appointed as the Head of Internal Audit for one of government’s largest executive agencies.
Irene is a member of the Board of Governors of The Adam Smith College, Fife and Chair of its Audit Committee.
We appointed Bill in May 2008.
Bill’s career in the public sector commenced in the Post Office where his roles included Head of HR in Scotland and Northern Ireland for both Parcelforce and Post Office Counters. From there Bill joined Remploy, a non-departmental public body employing people with a wide range of disabilities, where he wrote an employers’ guide to the Disability Discrimination Act. He is currently HR business partner with the Scottish Police Services Authority. In addition to being a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, he is also a work/life balance coach.
We appointed Alec in July 2006.
He retired from the Scottish Prison Service in March 2006, having been governor of a number of prisons before being appointed to the SPS board as Director of Rehabilitation and Care in 2001.
He has a BA Honours in Law and Politics and a post-graduate MA in Criminology. In July 2005 he was appointed an Honorary Professor in the Department of Applied Social Science, Stirling University.
He was co-founder and chair of the Scottish Forum on Prison and Families now Families Outside. He is a Director and Vice Chairman of Includem, a Scottish charity.
We appointed Sue in April 2012.
Sue works as an independent job evaluation consultant in central Government and trainer for NHS Employers. She is Vice Chair of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace and is Deputy Chairman of the General Pharmaceutical Council’s Appointments Group. She was a member of the Commissioner for Public Appointments for England’s Central List of Independent Public Appointment Assessors for 10 years and held public appointments as Chair of NHS bodies in England. Sue is currently a Trustee of a mental health charity and chairs the local addiction charity. Sue’s early career was in the civil service which she left in 1997.