Human Rights Bill Governance & Engagement Executive Board


The key role of the executive board is to be an advisory group, providing strategic support and advice to Scottish Government on major decision making during the course of development of the proposed statutory framework for human rights.

This is based on the recommendations and report (published on 12 March 2021) of the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership.


  • Paul Johnston, Scottish Government
  • Angela Leitch, Public Health Scotland
  • ACC Alan Speirs, Police Scotland
  • Julia Stevenson, Scottish Water
  • Chris McCoy-Lavery MBE, Visit Scotland
  • Diane McGiffen, Audit Scotland
  • Jim Savege,SOLACE
  • James Dunphy, Scottish Funding Council
  • Sally Loudon, COSLA
  • Mirren Kelly, COSLA
  • Theresa Medhurst, Scottish Prison Service
  • Fiona Robertson, SQA
  • Kavita Chetty, Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Peter Macleod, Care Inspectorate
  • Caroline Lamb, NHS Scotland
  • Catherine Topley, NDPB Forum Chair