Data Delivery Group


Data Delivery Group (DDG) oversees the development, evolution and delivery of a high level delivery plan for our data vision for Scotland that reflects the work being taken forward by partners across the country.

In addition to the plan, DDG can commission task and finish groups to deliver specific projects that contribute towards the vision, with its members able to provide advice as representatives from their specific organisations or areas of expertise.

The group reports to the Central Government Digital Transformation Board overseeing the delivery of Scotland’s 2017 digital strategy.

The group follows the open government approach and encourages engagement in policy development via digital and other channels. Secretariat is provided by the Digital Directorate's Data, Statistics and Digital Identity Division.

DDG replaces Data Management Board which has now concluded.

Related groups


  • Sarah Davidson, Director General Organisational Development & Operations, Scottish Government (Chair)
  • Roger Halliday, Deputy Director, Digital, Scottish Government
  • Tim Ellis, Deputy Director, Strategy and Performance, Scottish Government
  • Ken Macdonald, Head of ICO Regions
  • Nayha Sethi, University of Edinburgh
  • Ruchir Shah, Head of Policy, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
  • Paul Lowe, National Records of Scotland
  • Rod Murray-Smith, University of Glasgow/Universities Scotland
  • Gillian Docherty, DataLab (alternate Brian Hills, Head of Data)
  • David Smith, Scottish Enterprise
  • Stuart Fancey, Scottish Funding Council
  • Geoff Huggins, NHS National Education Scotland
  • Marion Bain, Public Health Reform Programme, SG (alternate Phillip Couser, NHS NSS)
  • Lorna Ramsay, Public Health Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland
  • Paul Dowie, Improvement Service
  • Kevin Collins, Edinburgh City Region deal
  • Janet Edgell, Accountable Officer and Operations Director, Registers of Scotland
  • Mary McAllan, Director of Business, Scottish Government
  • Matthew Rice, Open Rights Group
  • Tommy Laughlin, Scotland IS
  • Gordon Watson, CEO, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
  • Local Government Representative, Peter Tolland, North Lanarkshire Council
  • Gareth Williams, Head of Policy, Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI)