The Board

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.

Photograph of Grant Macrae
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.

Matt Smith Board Member
Matt Smith OBE DL

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

Caroline Stuart, Board Member
Caroline Stuart

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

Robert Hayes, Board Member
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.

Jane Ryder
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.

Mary Pitcaithly
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.

Martyn Evans
Martyn Evans

Martyn joined the SPA Board on 1 August 2018.

Gordon Dewar
Gordon Dewar

Gordon joined the SPA Board in October 2018. Gordon brings skills in corporate governance, operational and commercial performance, strategy development and delivery.