The Board

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David Crichton

David is Vice Chair of the SPA, having joined the Board in 2018. He has held a number of non-executive positions in the public, private and charity sectors.

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Elaine Wilkinson

Elaine is a management accountant who joined the Board in May 2015. She was policy lead for the Northern Ireland Organised Crime Taskforce.

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Grant Macrae

Grant Macrae was appointed to the SPA Board on 1 April 2017 and brings strong practical experience in public sector accounting, accountability, audit and risk.

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Matt Smith OBE DL

Matt joined the Board on 1 April 2017. He has considerable governance experience and knowledge of public services in Scotland.

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Caroline Stuart

Caroline joined the Board on 1 April 2017 and brings many years experience as a business advisor with a technology background.

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Robert Hayes

Robert has a portfolio of Non-Executive Director & Strategic Advisory roles, supporting organisations through complex change programmes, with a particular focus on cybersecurity.

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Jane Ryder OBE

Jane joined the SPA Board on 1 April 2018. She is a qualified solicitor with extensive experience as a Chief Executive and Board Member.

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Mary Pitcaithly

With a legal background and experience of strategic leadership of a large, complex organisation, Mary brings skills in building relationships and leading strategic collaboration.

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Michelle Miller

Michelle joined the Board on 1 June 2018 and was appointed the SPA Whistleblowing Champion in February 2020.

Martyn Evans
Martyn Evans

Martyn joined the SPA Board on 1 August 2018.