Christie Commission on the future delivery of public services

Report on the future delivery of public services by the commission chaired by Dr Campbell Christie. Published on 29 June 2011.


Dr Campbell Christie CBE, Former General Secretary of the STUC, President of Scottish Council for Development and Industry since December 2009 (Chair)

Dr Alison Elliot OBE, Convener, SCVO, and former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

Dr Roger Gibbins, Chief Executive of NHS Highland from April 2000 until 31 December 2010. Former local authority Director of Social Services

Alex Linkston CBE, Recently retired Chief Executive, West Lothian Council. Pioneer of EFQM-based performance improvement, community planning and single outcome agreements

Kaliani Lyle, Scotland Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, former Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Scotland and former Chief Executive of the Scottish Refugee Council

Jim McColl OBE, Chairman and Chief Executive Clyde Blowers, Chairman of Glasgow Works and member of the Scottish Government's Council of Economic Advisers

Professor James Mitchell, School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde, and published widely on multi-level government, devolution and public policy

Eddie Reilly, former Scottish Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union and former member of the General Council of the STUC

Councillor Pat Watters CBE, President, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities. Elected for third term in June 2007. First entered local government in 1982 as a member for East Kilbride and a Councillor in South Lanarkshire Council since 1995

Dr Ruth Wishart, Journalist and broadcaster and Member of the Board of Creative Scotland

The Commission was assisted by three expert advisers:

Professor Drew Scott, Professor of European Union Studies, University of Edinburgh and Co-Director of the Europa Institute.

Martin Sime, Chief Executive, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations ( SCVO).

Dave Watson, Scottish Organiser (Bargaining and Campaigns), UNISON Scotland.



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