Public appointment: lay member appointed to Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland

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The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans, Keith Brown MSP, today announced the appointment of Emma Marriott as a Lay Member of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland.

Lay member

Emma Marriott started her recruitment career after graduating in Law from Napier University. She joined a successful construction recruitment business which she went on to lead as Managing Director and Shareholder before embarking on a career in consultancy in 2019. Her passion is for people – identifying diverse talent and untapped potential, and creating structures to help businesses thrive. She enjoys working with a variety of business throughout the private sector, and also sits on the board of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre.


This appointment will be for four years and will run from 1 December 2021 until
30 November 2025.

This appointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

Remuneration and time commitment

This appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £296 per day for a time commitment of 40 days per year.

Other ministerial appointments

Emma Marriott 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.

Emma Marriott has had no political activity within the last five years.

Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland is an independent advisory public body with the role of recommending individuals for appointment to judicial offices within the Board’s remit including judge of the Court of Session, sheriff principal, sheriff and summary sheriff.

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