Public appointment: Interim Deputy Chair appointed to Boundaries Scotland

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The Minister for Parliamentary Business today announced the appointment of Susan Walker as interim Deputy Chair of Boundaries Scotland.

Interim Chair

Susan Walker has a degree in Geography and a doctorate in mapping. She has a professional background in the environment and rural sectors and has held a number of public appointments over the last 25 years. Susan is currently a Commissioner on The Boundary Commission for Scotland.


This appointment will be for 6 months and will run from 30 June 2023 to 29 December 2023.

This appointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


This appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £252 per day for a time commitment of two days per month.

Other ministerial appointments

Susan Walker does 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.   

Susan Walker has had no political activity within the last five years.


Boundaries Scotland is responsible for carrying out reviews of

  • the boundaries of local authority areas;
  • carrying out reviews of electoral wards for local authorities;
  • responding to requests for reviews of electoral wards or local authority areas; and
  • carrying out reviews of constituencies and regions for the Scottish Parliament.

Boundaries Scotland is an Advisory Non-departmental Public Body sponsored and wholly funded by the Scottish Government. It is an independent, non-political body created by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. Full details of the legislation surrounding the Commission's work are available on the Legislation page.

Boundaries Scotland is supported in its work by a small Secretariat.

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