Public appointment: Chair appointed to the Police Negotiating Board for Scotland

Public appointments news release

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs today announced the appointment of Lisa Blackett as Chair of the Police Negotiating Board for Scotland.


Lisa Blackett is a leadership coach and facilitator, with over thirty years’ experience across diverse sectors and countries. Her areas of expertise are individual and organisational wellbeing and resilience, communication, social and interpersonal dynamics, diversity, and leadership development. She has worked with pharmaceutical companies, electronics manufacturers, public sector organisations, social economy organisations and SMEs, facilitating groups at all levels and engaging meaningfully with all stakeholders. She is a non-executive director on the board of NHS National Services Scotland and Chair of the Staff Governance Committee. She is also Board Sustainability Champion and chairs the NHS Scotland network. Lisa is a board director at Potential in Me, a Scottish social enterprise, which supports young people and the adults in their lives to understand each other better, meaningfully communicate, achieve positive outcomes and enhance their wellbeing.


This appointment will be for 4 years and will run from 18 September 2023 and ending on 17 September 2027.

This appointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


This appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £343 per day for a time commitment of 20 days per year.

Other ministerial appointments

Lisa Blackett is a Member of the NHS National Services Scotland, for which she receives remuneration of £9030 per year, for a time commitment of one day per week.

Political activity

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.  However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.   

Lisa Blackett has had no political activity within the last five years.


The Police Negotiating Board for Scotland (PNBS) is a public body that negotiates the pay, terms and conditions of police officers in Scotland. The Police Negotiating Board for Scotland reach agreements which they recommend to Scottish ministers to become part of police regulations and determinations.

PNBS is a Scottish public body, with the Chair appointed by Scottish ministers. PNBS is sponsored by Police Division within the Scottish Government Safer Communities Directorate

PNBS replaced the Police Negotiating Board in August 2023.

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