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Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018: statutory guidance

Statutory guidance to support appointing persons and public authorities to carry out their functions under the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018.

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Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018: statutory guidance
Annex: List of public authorities with appointing person and excluded positions

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Annex: List of public authorities with appointing person and excluded positions

Schedule 1 of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 lists the public authorities covered by the Act and provides details of any excluded positions. This Annex lists public authorities and also states who the appointing person is for each authority.

Public Authority

Appointing Person

Excluded positions

Accounts Commission for Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

Architecture and Design Scotland (company number SC267870)

The Scottish Ministers

Board of Trustees for the National Galleries of Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

Board of Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

The Scottish Ministers

Bòrd na Gàidhlig

The Scottish Ministers

British Waterways Board

The Scottish Ministers

Cairngorms National Park Authority

The Scottish Ministers

Members elected under article 5(2) of the Cairngorms National Park Designation, Transitional and Consequential Provisions (Scotland) Order 2003 (S.S.I. 2003/1)

Members nominated under article 5(4) of that Order

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (company number SC001854)

The Scottish Ministers

Children's Hearings Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

A college of further education other than a regional college (within the meanings given to those terms by the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992)

The regional strategic body

All members other than those appointed under paragraph 3A(2)(a) and (f) of schedule 2 of that Act

A regional college (within the meaning given by the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992)

Scottish Ministers appoint the chairing member.

Non-executive members are appointed by the college board and approved by Scottish Ministers.

All members other than those appointed under paragraph 3(2)(a) and (f) of schedule 2 of that Act

Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service

The Scottish Ministers

Community Justice Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

Creative Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

Crofting Commission

The Scottish Ministers

Members elected by virtue of paragraph 7 of schedule 1 of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management)

The Scottish Ministers

David MacBrayne Limited (company number SC015304)

The Scottish Ministers

Food Standards Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

A Health Board constituted under section 2(1)(a) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The Scottish Ministers

Councillors appointed under paragraph 2(1)(b) of schedule 1 of that Act

Members of Health Boards mentioned in regulation 3 of the Health Boards (Membership and Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (S.S.I. 2001/302) who hold a post in a university with a medical or dental school

Members appointed only by virtue of being nominated for membership

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

The member mentioned in paragraph 2(1)(b) of schedule 5A of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (the person appointed to chair Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland)

A higher education institution (within the meaning given by the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016)

The Governing Body

All members other than those appointed by the governing body (which has the same meaning as in Part II of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992) (for this purpose a member is not appointed by the governing body if that member is appointed only by virtue of being the winning candidate in an election for membership or by virtue of being nominated for membership by another person)

Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (company number SC097647)

The Scottish Ministers

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

The Scottish Ministers

Historic Environment Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

ILF Scotland (company number SC500075)

The Scottish Ministers

Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority

The Scottish Ministers

Members elected under article 5(2) of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Designation, Transitional and Consequential Provisions (Scotland) Order 2002 (S.S.I. 2002/201)

Members nominated under article 5(4) of that Order

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

National Confidential Forum

The Scottish Ministers

National Library of Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

The member mentioned in paragraph 2(2) of schedule 1 of the National Library of Scotland Act 2012 (the member who is selected from persons nominated by the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates)

Newbattle Abbey College (company number SC262968)

Company appointment

A director nominated by the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow or the University of St. Andrews

A director who is also a member of the college

Quality Meat Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

Regional Board for Glasgow Colleges

Scottish Ministers appoint the chairing member.

Non-executive members are appointed by the Regional Board and approved by Scottish Ministers

All members other than those appointed under paragraph 3(2)(a) and (f) of schedule 2B of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005

A regional Transport Partnership created under section 1(1) of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005

Regional Transport Partnership Board

Councillor members (mentioned in section 1(2)(b) of that Act)

Members appointed only by virtue of being nominated for membership by a Health Board mentioned in section 6(1)(a)(ii) of that Act[17]

A member appointed only by virtue of being nominated for membership by Highlands and Islands Enterprise[18]

A member appointed only by virtue of being nominated for membership by Scottish Enterprise[19]

Revenue Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

Risk Management Authority

The Scottish Ministers

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (company number SC361752)

Company appointment

A director who is also a student of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Scottish Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards

The Scottish Ministers

All members other than the Chair, the Medical Director and the lay representatives

Scottish Agricultural Wages Board

The Scottish Ministers

Persons nominated or elected under paragraph 1(a) of schedule 1 of the Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Act 1949 (persons representing employers and workers)

Scottish Charity Regulator

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Commission for Human Rights

The Scottish Parliament

The member appointed to chair the commission under paragraph 1(1)(a) of the Scottish Commission for Human Rights Act 2006

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

The Lord President

The Lord President

The Lord Justice Clerk

The President of the Scottish Tribunals

Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Enterprise

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Fiscal Commission

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Futures Trust Limited (company number SC348382)

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Housing Regulator

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Land Commission

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Legal Aid Board

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Legal Complaints Commission

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Natural Heritage

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Police Authority

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Qualifications Authority

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Social Services Council

The Scottish Ministers

The member mentioned in regulation 2(3) of the Scottish Social Services Council (Appointments, Procedure and Access to the Register) Regulations 2001 (S.S.I. 2001/303) (the person who is the chair or a member of Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland)

Scottish Sports Council

The Scottish Ministers

Scottish Water

The Scottish Ministers

Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited (company number SC202659)

The Scottish Ministers

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

(known as "the Care Inspectorate")

The Scottish Ministers

The member mentioned in paragraph 2(1)(b) of schedule 11 of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (the person appointed to chair Healthcare Improvement Scotland)

The member mentioned in paragraph 2(1)(c) of that schedule (the person appointed as convener of the Scottish Social Services Council)

A Special Health Board constituted under section 2(1)(b) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

Councillors appointed under paragraph 2(1)(b) of schedule 1 of that Act

The Scottish Ministers

Members appointed only by virtue of being nominated for membership

Standards Commission for Scotland

The Scottish Parliament

VisitScotland

The Scottish Ministers

Water Industry Commission for Scotland

The Scottish Ministers

West Highland College UHI (company number SC153921)

Company appointment

A director who is also a student of the college


Contact

Email: eileen.flanagan@gov.scot