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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. Matt is also a former Scottish Secretary of UNISON and is a past President of the STUC.

He serves as a Non Executive Director on the Board of Scottish Water. He is a member of the Employment Appeal Tribunal; the Central Arbitration Committee; the ICAS Regulation Board; and the Investigations Committee of CIPFA.

Matt served as a JP for 30 years and was a JPAC member. He has completed two terms of office with both the Scottish Standards Commission and the Scottish Human Rights Commission. He has served on a number of Government Commissions and public bodies and is a former Vice Chair of the Broadcasting Council for Scotland. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry. In 2016 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Ayrshire and Arran.