Public appointment: Members appointments extended to the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland

Public appointments news release

The Minister for Transport, Fiona Hyslop MSP, today announced the extension to the appointments of David Hunter and Hilary Stubbs as Members of the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland (MACS).


David Hunter is an independent consultant with Not for Profit Planning. He has over 30 years’ experience in a wide variety of voluntary and professional roles promoting accessible transport. He was a full-time volunteer with Manchester Community Transport before becoming the first Director of the London Dial a Ride Users Association. Mr Hunter developed a range of accessible and sustainable transport services for Lothian and Edinburgh Councils for ten years before leading strategy and business planning at the National Library of Scotland.

Hilary Stubbs has spent her career in public services.  Her main emphasis has been in the management and development of support services, including HR, risk management, audit and health and safety.  Her outside interests have included a non-executive Directorship with West Highland College and trusteeships of several charities.


The extensions run from 1 October 2023 until 30 November 2023.

The extensions are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

Remuneration and time commitment

As Workstream Leads, the appointments attract £163.92 per day for a time commitment of 36 – 48 days per year (pro-rata).

Other Ministerial appointments

David Hunter and Hilary Stubbs do 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.

David Hunter and Hilary Stubbs have had no political activity within the last five years.


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 independently of those individuals and organisations.

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