Human Rights Bill Governance and 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 (Chair)
  • ACC Alan Speirs, Police Scotland
  • Angela Leitch, Public Health Scotland
  • Caroline Lamb, NHS Scotland
  • Carolyn McLeod, Audit Scotland
  • Cath Denholm, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Catherine Topley, NDPB Forum Chair
  • Chris McCoy-Lavery MBE, Visit Scotland
  • Edith MacIntosh, Care Inspectorate
  • Fiona Robertson, SQA
  • James Dunphy, Scottish Funding Council
  • Jim Savege, SOLACE
  • Lorraine Cooke, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
  • Luis Felipe Yanes, Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Ramsay Milne, Scottish Water
  • Sally Loudon, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
  • Theresa Medhurst, Scottish Prison Service


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