Donna Bell

Director of Mental Health

Donna Bell

Donna became Director of Mental Health, Learning Disability, Neurodiversity and Dementia in November 2018.


The Director of Mental Health is responsible for overseeing the work of the Mental Health Directorate.


Donna has previously led on a number of Scottish Government policy areas: police, improvement, attainment and wellbeing in Learning, Early Years and Youth Justice. 

Educated at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities and the University of California, Berkeley, Donna initially worked in Financial Services, before joining the Scottish Government in 2002.