Public appointment: Convener and Members reappointed to Scottish Social Services Council

Public appointments news release

The Minister for Children and Young People today announced the reappointment of Sandra Campbell as Convener and Rona King, Julie Grace, Peter Murray and Lynne Huckerby as Members of the Scottish Social Services Council.


Sandra Campbell is a qualified social worker with over 40 years’ experience of managing social work and social care services at a senior level in the public sector in Scotland and England. Sandra was first appointed as Convener of the Scottish Social Services Council in September 2019 and in this role also sits on the board of the Care Inspectorate. Recently Sandra was appointed as a Panel Member for Redress Scotland.


Rona King has an MSc in Human Resources Management. Rona has worked for NHS Scotland for over 35 years holding the post of Director of Human Resources for over 19 years in NHS Fife. Rona was also the deputy Chief Executive of NHS Fife before she retired in December 2016. Alongside her employment with NHS she was an non-executive director of Skills for Health Board. While having been on the SSSC for the last three years, Rona is also currently a non-executive Director of Bon Accord Care Ltd who provide adult social care in Aberdeen on behalf of Aberdeen City Council.

Julie Grace has worked in the further education sector for over 29 years undertaking a range of management, teaching and support roles. She is currently Vice Principal Curriculum and Attainment at Dundee and Angus College and has responsibility for the strategic leadership of the college curriculum, partnerships, and projects.

Julie previously led the Child, Health and Social Care department in the college transforming it to one of the top performing teaching departments in the sector. Julie graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Business and holds a postgraduate teaching qualification in Further Education. She is also an Associate Assessor with Education Scotland. As a board member of the Developing Young Workforce Regional Group, Julie has used her extensive skills and knowledge of the education sector to establish strategic partnerships with stakeholders and external businesses to support adults and young people into employment and further study.

Peter Murray is also a Non-Executive Director of NHS Lothian as well as being an SSSC Member. He chairs the East Lothian Integration Joint Board and is a member of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board.

Lynne Huckerby has 30 years’ experience of working across the NHS in Scotland in primary care, secondary care and at a national level in executive and senior leadership roles she brings extensive knowledge of the sector. Her leadership career has seen Board level transformational change underpinned by digital as an enabler to driving change for good.  Her passion and motivation is for a sustainable fit for purpose modern health and care system which is designed and developed in accordance with peoples’ needs both at a citizen and at an organisational level. Lynne holds an MBA and applies routinely the principles of best business practice to her work in public sector (healthcare) field.


The reappointments will be for three years from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2025.

The reappointments are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The Convener and Member reappointments are part time.

The Convener role attracts a remuneration of £264.55 per day for a time commitment of two days per week.

The Member role attracts a remuneration of £154.13 for a time commitment of five days per month.

Other ministerial appointments

Mr Murray is Vice Chair of the NHS Lothian Board for which he receives remuneration of £8930 per annum, for a time commitment of one week per month.

Mrs Campbell, Ms King, Ms Grace and Mrs Huckerby do not hold any other public appointments.

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.   

Mrs Campbell, Ms King, Ms Grace, Mr Murray and Mrs Huckerby have had no political activity within the last five years.


The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC’s) main responsibility is to regulate the social service workforce in Scotland, including their education and training.  The aims and objectives of the SSSC are to protect those who use services; raise standards of practice; strengthen and support the professionalism of the workforce, contribute to securing a sustainable future for social care through development of new roles, new qualifications and ways of working.

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