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New Non-Executive Board Members at National Records of Scotland

New Non-Executive Board Members at National Records of Scotland

Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016
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We are pleased to announce that five new non-executive members have been appointed to the Management Board of National Records of Scotland.  They bring with them a range of skills including digital, legal and financial experience.

Tim Ellis, Chief Executive of National Records of Scotland said “I am delighted that our Board is being strengthened by such high calibre individuals, who will support us as we focus on providing high quality services and delivery of our Strategy”.

We welcome the following members from 1 February 2016:

Bill Matthews

Bill is a former senior executive with Motorola in Scotland, and subsequently spent a number of years in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector. He now combines management consultancy across a variety of sectors with a number of non-executive positions.  Bill is the National Trustee for Scotland of the BBC Trust, Chair of the BBC Pension Trust, Deputy Chair of the Security Industry Authority and since November 2012 has been a member of the British Transport Police Authority.

Catherine McFie

Catherine has undertaken a variety of management roles in the NHS covering Construction Procurement, Change and Risk Management, Business Case Development and Project and Programme Management and Assurance. Prior to that, Catherine worked for 25 years in the IT industry in both Development and Sales & Marketing. Catherine has undertaken a number of Gateway Reviews on behalf of the Scottish Government and continues to take part in this assurance role.

Colin Ledlie

Colin is an independent non-executive director. He is an experienced risk professional and actuary who has held senior executive roles as Chief Actuary and Chief Risk Officer at Standard Life plc. Colin currently holds non-executive board positions at Guardian Assurance, ReAssure and BUPA Insurance Services Limited.  Colin holds a number of volunteer roles at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He is Deputy Chair of the Finance and Investment Board and a member of the International Board.

Gordon Shipley

Gordon is currently a Director in the Crime and Policing Group at the Home Office, responsible for procuring a replacement voice and data service for the emergency services nationally. With a background in large equipment procurement, Gordon was previously Head of Systems and Technology at the Olympic Delivery Authority. Gordon is a Fellow of the Association of Project Managers and joined the National Records of Scotland as a Non-Executive Director on the Audit and Risk Committee in 2012.

Mandy Gallacher

Mandy is a communications specialist and change manager who has worked in local government, the NHS and central government. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and joined the National Records of Scotland as a Non-Executive on the Audit and Risk Committee in 2012.

The new appointees will join our current non-executives, Ian Doig and Michael Moss, who have supported NRS for a number of years and will continue to offer their valuable insight as we proceed on our journey of transformation.

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