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The Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Ms Slater, today announced the appointment of Colin Lee as a Member of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority.
Colin Lee has worked within the Third Sector for over 30 years and is currently the Chief Executive of CEMVO Scotland, which is a national intermediary race equality organisation. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in race /equality and has been an equalities adviser to the Scottish Parliament Equality and Human Rights Committee, Chair of the Scottish Court and Tribunal Service Equalities Advisory Group and have been involved in many national and Ministerial equalities strategic groups.
This appointment will be for four years and will run from 15 November 2023 to 14 November 2027.
This appointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.
This appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £226.75 per day for a time commitment of up to three days per month.
Other ministerial appointments
Colin Lee is a non-executive director of the NHS Lanarkshire Board for which he receives remuneration of £8,842 per annum, for a time commitment of up to six days per month.
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.
Colin Lee has had no political activity within the last five years.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park was established by the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000 to safeguard areas of outstanding and diverse landscapes, habitats and communities. This is done by working to co-ordinate the delivery of four main statutory aims:
conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area;
promote the sustainable use of the natural resources of the area;
promote understanding and enjoyment (including enjoyment in the form of recreation) of the special qualities of the area by the public; and
promote sustainable economic and social development of the area’s communities.
This means being involved in developing key strategic documents such as:
National Park Partnership Plan, which sets out our priorities for the Park’s development in association with partner organisations.
Local Development Plan, which guides all future development and the use of land.
The National Parks’ response to the Climate and Nature Emergencies and the National Biodiversity strategy.
Additionally, the National Park Authority makes planning decisions as part of its statutory planning duties.