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.


  • Louise MacDonald,  Scottish Government (Chair)
  • ACC Alan Speirs,  Police Scotland
  • Caroline Lamb, NHS Scotland
  • Chris McCoy-Lavery, Visit Scotland
  • Edith MacIntosh, Care Inspectorate
  • Emma Campbell, Scottish Water
  • Erica Russell Henens, Scottish Funding Council
  • Fiona Robertson, Scottish Qualifications Authority
  • Garrick Smyth,  Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
  • Gemma Diamond, Audit Scotland
  • Jan Savage, Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Jane O'Donnell, COSLA
  • Jim Savege, SOLACE
  • John Paterson, Scottish Canals and NDPB forum
  • John Wilkes, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Luis Felipe Yanes, Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Paul Johnston, Public Health Scotland
  • Theresa Medhurst, Scottish Prison Service


Human Rights Bill Governance and Engagement Executive Board: terms of reference

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