The Board

Andrew Flanagan

Andrew Flanagan is a Chartered Accountant and former media executive with experience in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Graham Houston

Graham has over 25 years' experience as a director in management development and executive coaching.

David Hume

David has over thirty years' experience in local government and recently retired after ten years as Chief Executive of Scottish Borders Council.

Iain Whyte

Iain was Convener of Lothian and Borders Police Board between 2007 and the establishment of Police Scotland in 2013.

George Graham

George, a former serving officer who reached the rank of Chief Constable, joined the Board in June 2015.

Nicola Marchant

Nicola joined the SPA Board in June 2015 and has experience across diverse and complex businesses. She is a global HR professional.

Elaine Wilkinson

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

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Robin McGill

Robin joined in July 2016 and brings an extensive track record in operational and financial business transformation programmes.

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.