Shirley Laing

Shirley Laing


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


Shirley Laing has been Director of Tackling Child Poverty and Social Justice since it was formed in 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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