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David Crichton

David Crichton


David Crichton is currently Interim Chair of the Scottish Police Authority.

David joined the Authority in June 2018 and he has held a number of non-executive positions in the public, private and charity sectors.

David was Chair of NHS Health Scotland from 2016 until 31 March 2020. He is also a current member of the Scotland Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, having been appointed in January 2017.

Prior to his public appointments, David worked as an international development advisor for nine years, primarily in Afghanistan and Montserrat and also in Tanzania and the Balkans.

He was also previously Director for Country and Economic Research at the Economist Intelligence Unit, Chief Executive of the Confederation of Forest Industries and Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian.