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The Minister for Transport, Jenny Gilruth MSP, today announced the reappointment of Susan Fulton as a Member of the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland.
Susan Fulton worked in a local authority setting for a number of years and has experience in a variety of different roles. She is a qualified Chartered Surveyor, who diversified into the field of Accessibility and Inclusive Design in 2004 and is passionate about creating accessible and inclusive places and spaces that we can all use irrespective of our differing abilities. She is a member of Network Rail's Built Environment Accessibility Panel and an advisory group member of the National Register of Access Consultants.
The reappointment is for four years and runs from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2026.
The reappointment is regulated by theEthical Standards Commissioner.
Remuneration and time commitment
The role attracts remuneration of £162.00 per day for a time commitment of between 12 and 18 days per year.
Other ministerial appointments
Susan Fulton does not hold any other public appointments.
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 Fulton has had no political activity within the last five years.
The Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland (MACS) was set up under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 to advise Scottish Ministers on the barriers and challenges for disabled people in relation to transport. While supported by Transport Scotland, the Committee offers its views independently of government and it is expected to reflect the views of disabled people and organisations representing disabled people, however, it works also independently of those individuals and organisations.
MACS is a non-departmental advisory public body. Within the founding legislation the Scottish Ministers have defined the overall aim for MACS as follows:
“MACS will consider such matters relating to the needs of disabled persons in connection with transport as the Committee think appropriate and give advice to Scottish Ministers”.
The Convener aims to ensure, that MACS’ policies and actions supports the wider strategic policies of the Scottish Ministers. This aligns with the agreed framework between MACS and Transport Scotland, the sponsor organisation. MACS work independently to the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland.