Shirley Laing

Shirley Laing



Shirley has been Director of Tackling Child Poverty and Social Justice since April 2022.

Her previous roles have included:

  • Director for Housing and Social Justice
  • Deputy Director for Social Justice and Regeneration

Since she joined the civil service (then the Scottish Office) in 1993, Shirley has worked across a range of policy areas including environment and rural, health, education, children and families and the Scottish Prison Service. She has also been private secretary to a cabinet minister.

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