The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has today welcomed an announcement from the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, regarding the appointment of 3 new lay members to the SLCC.
The new members are Fiona Smith, Siraj Khan and Iain McGrory.
Fiona Smith was, until recently, HR Director with NHS Orkney, with a wider strategic management contribution as a Board Executive Director, particularly through strategic planning, governance and organisational development skills. Previous roles with Standard Life Edinburgh have included 3 years as a customer services manager; 2 years as a marketing developing project manager; and 4 years as organisational development manager responsible for the operational and strategic management of a range of HR functions across Standard Life. Ms Smith brings governance, consumer handling and complaint resolution skills and knowledge to the Board.
Ms Smith does not hold any other public appointment.
Siraj Khan trained as a Barrister and was called to the Bar in March 2010. He is currently a research student reading for a PhD at the Department of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh in the area of Islamic Law, Human Rights and Scriptural Exegesis. He has worked as an Immigration Consultant, an Advisor to students and staff at Brunel University and as a private clerk for a Judge at the Immigration Appeals Tribunal in London. He has represented clients in court in immigration, consumer, criminal and other matters and has around 2 years experience in arbitration and negotiation. He was appointed as the National Outreach officer for a national Muslim youth association and since moving to Edinburgh, has been appointed as the Deputy Regional Officer for Scotland. He currently serves in this role on a voluntary basis. Mr Kahn brings complaint handling experience and a strong analytical capacity to the Board along with a clear understanding of diversity issues.
Mr Khan does not hold any other public appointment.
Iain McGrory is about to retire as a Superintendent from Grampian Police after 35 years service. He was appointed Head of Professional Standards at Grampian Police in May 2002 and held this post until June 2010. He was then seconded to the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS), Professional Standards Business Area, where he has led a small team to deliver proposals for new Police Complaints and Misconduct procedures. Mr McGrory brings extensive experience in complaints handling, and experience in good audit and internal control.
Mr McGrory does not hold any other public appointment.
These appointments will run for 5 years from a date to be arranged.
These posts are part-time and attract a remuneration of £212 per day for a time commitment of up to 6 days per month.