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The Board

As set out in Schedule 1 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012, membership of the Scottish Police Authority consists of up to 15 members (including a Chair) appointed by Scottish Ministers through a public appointments process. 

Authority members observe the rules of conduct contained in the Authority's Code of Conduct

You can find out more about the current SPA Board members from the pages below. 

You can also read the Board's priorities and objectives for the period 2020 - 2021 here.

 

David Crichton

David Crichton

David is the Interim Chair of the Scottish Police Authority. He joined the Authority in June 2018 when he was subsequently appointed as Vice Chair.

Caroline Stuart

Caroline Stuart

Caroline joined the Authority in April 2017. She is an experienced business advisor with a technology background.

Martyn Evans

Martyn Evans

Martyn joined the Authority in June 2018. He has wide-ranging executive and non-executive experience in the voluntary and public sectors.

Mary Pitcaithly

Mary Pitcaithly

Mary joined the Authority in 2018. She has a legal background and experience of strategic leadership of a large, complex organisation.

Tom Halpin

Tom Halpin QPM

Tom joined the Authority in March 2018. He is a former Chief Executive of SACRO and a Deputy Chief Constable.

Jane Ryder

Jane Ryder OBE

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

Bob Hayes

Robert Hayes

Robert joined the Authority in June 2017. He has a portfolio of Non-Executive Director & Strategic Advisory roles, supporting organisations through complex change programmes.

Michelle Miller

Michelle Miller

Michelle joined the Authority in June 2018. She has extensive experience of both managing services and scrutinising performance and quality.

Grant Macrae

Grant Macrae

Grant Macrae joined the Authority in April 2017 and brings strong practical experience in public sector accounting, accountability, audit and risk.

Elaine Wilkinson

Elaine Wilkinson

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

Matt Smith

Matt Smith OBE DL

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