Public appointment: Members reappointed to the Risk Management Authority Board

Public appointments news release.

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans, Keith Brown MSP, today announced the reappointment of Michele Gilluley and Stephen McAllister as Members of the Board of the Risk Management Authority (RMA).


Michele Gilluley is a Chartered Psychologist, HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the BPS working in applied psychology.  She is currently the Professional Lead for the Priory Group UK Healthcare Psychologists.  She has extensive experience as an expert conducting risk assessment and management of offenders.  She is an elected Chair of the Division of Forensic Psychology Scotland, co programme lead for the MSc Forensic Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University and as a panel member to the Scottish Advisory Panel for Offender Rehabilitation.

Stephen McAllister is a former senior police officer with extensive experience in public protection including the management of high risk offenders within the community.  He also has significant experience of multi-agency working both as a police officer but also has a non-executive director working in health and social care, in addition to working across the third sector in a number of voluntary positions.


The reappointments will be for four years and will run from 1 November 2022 to 31 October 2026.

The reappointments are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

Remuneration and time commitment

Members of the Board receive £220.75 per day for a time commitment of two to three days every two months.

Other ministerial appointments

Ms Gilluley is a Member of the Scottish Advisory Panel for Offender Rehabilitation.  She receives £450.00 per day for a time commitment of one day per quarter.

Mr McAllister is a Member of the NHS Golden Jubilee Board and receives £8,900.00 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.  He is also a Member of the NHS Forth Valley Board and receives £8,900.00 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

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.

Ms Gilluley and Mr McAllister have had no political activity within the last five years.


The Risk Management Authority (RMA) is a Non Departmental Public Body established in 2005 by the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003; and sponsored by the Scottish Government Community Justice Division.


Their purpose is to make Scotland safer by setting the standard for risk practice to reduce reoffending and the harm that it causes.


They provide education and training in relation to the assessment and management of risk; have a statutory duty to give advice and make recommendations to Scottish Ministers; carry out, co-ordinate and publish research to promote effective practice; and have a statutory responsibility to set standards and publish guidelines as to the assessment and management of risk.

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