Public appointment: member reappointed to the Independent Living Fund Scotland

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The Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP today announced the reappointment of Mr Mark Adderley as a Member of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland.


Mr Mark Adderley is a highly experienced non-executive director after a career in People, Transformation and change. He has been a CEO and director in different sectors, including the NHS, higher education, water and finance. He is a qualified and accredited coach, mediator and director and brings his experience and skills to the Board. He is particularly passionate about people and culture and is a regular chair or member of staffing or remuneration sub-committees.


The reappointment will be for four years and will run from 29 January 2023 to 28 January 2027.

The reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £186.31 per day for a time commitment of one day per month.

Other ministerial appointments

Mr Mark Adderley is a Management Advisory Board Member of the Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) for which he receives £232 per day for a time commitment of one day per month.

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. 

Mr Mark Adderley has had no political activity within the last five years.


The Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland is a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB), governed by a Board of Directors, appointed by and accountable to Scottish Ministers. ILF Scotland operates as a discretionary fund providing financial awards to approx. 4,500 disabled people in Scotland and Northern Ireland to help them live independently. This funding enables individuals to pay for support so that they can live with control, choice and dignity in their homes and within their local communities. This includes the 2015 Fund, which provides a regular 4-weekly independent living payment and the Transition Fund for 16-25 year-olds, providing grants, for up to one year, to support young disabled people.

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