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John Watt
John Watt
John was appointed as the Chairman of the Parole Board from 1 January 2013. John is a qualified solicitor and has spent his 35 year working life in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. I...
Margaret Anderson
Margaret Anderson has recently retired from her post as Director of Social Work Services in Falkirk Council and Chair of the Falkirk Child Protection Committee and is a registered social worker. Over...
Ian Bryce
Mr Ian Bryce was admitted as a solicitor in 1993, and granted extended rights of audience in the High Court of Justiciary in 2005. He appears extensively in the High Court, and was accredited as a “Se...
Stewart Campbell
Stewart Campbell was the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Director Scotland until he retired from full-time work in 2008. Since then he has worked on a number of international projects and is curren...
George Connor
George Connor spent nearly 40 years in the Civil Service with the last 8 being in Justice. His last position was in Parole where he gained in depth knowledge of how the system operates in Scotland and...
Valerie Cox
Ms Cox originally trained as a probation officer, working in England and Scotland as a practitioner and manager in the community and in prisons, before moving to central government as a criminal justi...
Gillian Crompton
Mrs Crompton qualified as a solicitor in 1985 and worked in private practice for three years. She was appointed as a children's panel member in 1986 and served as a member for two years before steppin...
Wilma Dickson
Dr Dickson's career was spent in a range of social policy posts within the Scottish Government, with a strong focus on the delivery of justice. She was involved in a number of initiatives to improve c...
Emma Doyle
Emma Doyle qualified in Law from Edinburgh University in 1986, and Practised as a solicitor for 11 years during which time she regularly represented clients in Scotland’s criminal courts. Thereafter, ...
John Hamilton
Mr John Hamilton QC is highly experienced in all aspects of criminal work including sentencing. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1998 and took silk in 2011. His practice is varied but is...
Christopher Hawkes
Mr Hawkes has worked in a senior capacity in a number of jurisdictions; providing, managing and overseeing Criminal Justice services. Most recently he worked as Chief Officer of the Lothian and Border...
Lynn Jolly
Lynn Jolly currently develops and manages criminal justice through care services for a Scottish Third Sector provider of community support for people with disabilities and mental health issues. She is...
Anthony Kelly
Mr Anthony Kelly is a solicitor-advocate (civil and criminal) with Taylor & Kelly, Court Solicitors, in Coatbridge. He is Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber and is...
Lynn Kelly
Dr Lynn Kelly qualified as a social worker in 1986 and has worked as a social worker and social work manager in the UK and Australia. Her social work practise has been in the areas of child protection...
James MacDonald
Mr James MacDonald has been substantially involved in court practice for 22 years, the latter nine of which as a member of the Faculty of Advocates, with a significant proportion in the criminal field...
John McCaig
John McCaig
Joined the Scottish Prison Service as a prison officer in 1974. He served in a number of establishments in a range of grades and has experience of working with long term and short term male adults. ...
Kathleen McQuillan
Mrs Kathleen McQuillan qualified as a solicitor in 1981 specialising in Criminal Law. After leaving private practice she joined the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board as Senior Board/Authority Advoc...
Jack McVey
Mr McVey has spent the last 28 years working in Social Work Services in Scotland. He worked as Head of the Social Work Unit in Greenock Sheriff Court from 1989 to 1996, during which time he was a memb...
Stephen Milloy
Stephen Milloy has recently retired from his substantive post as the Executive Nursing Director for The State Hospitals Board for Scotland, a post he held for 14 years. He has a wide range of experien...
Joan Morrison
Ms Morrison has been a qualified solicitor since 1995. After a period in private practice as a Private Client solicitor she became self-employed in 2004. She runs a small private practice and was rece...
Darren Myles-Wright
Darren Myles-Wright is currently a company director specialising in performance support, training and research across the youth and criminal justice system in England and Wales. He has worked for prob...
David Pia
Mr Pia joined the Board in August 2010. He retired earlier in 2010 from his position as Director Performance Audit for local government with Audit Scotland. In that post he led the introduction of B...
Terry Powell
Terry Powell
In 1980, Mr Powell left a teaching post at Loretto School in Musselburgh to take up a new career as a police officer in Lothian and Borders Police. He retired from the force in March 2010 after workin...
Catherine Smith
Mrs Smith qualified as a social worker in 1975 and was employed by Glasgow City Council until retirement in October 2010. She held a number of posts in children and families and in 1991 took up her fi...
Gillian Stanage
Mrs Stanage is a registered Social Worker and for the past ten years has been a Children's Reporter in the Scottish Borders. From 1996 - 2001 she was a Senior Social Worker in a multi-disciplinary Chi...
Rona Sweeney
Rona Sweeney joined the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) in 1987 as an Assistant Governor and enjoyed a 25 year career during which she worked with all categories of prisoners and developed a strong unde...


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