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Senior Management Team

Our Senior Management Team is the executive, decision-making body within CHS. They are responsible for the day to day management of operational functions and the National Team.

Their role is to:

Our Senior Management Team is made up of six people:

  • Elliot Jackson, National Convener and Chief Executive
  • Lynne Harrison, Head of Strategy, Development & Depute Chief Executive
  • Christine Mullen, Head of Practice, Improvmenet & Learning
  • Ed Morrison, Finance Director (SCRA shared services role)
  • Lawrie McDonald, Head of IT
  • Susan Deery, Head of HR (SCRA shared services role)


Our SMT meets monthly. You can view meeting points from some of our recent meetings via the links on the right hand side of this page.


As a public body, CHS is required to publish information about salaries over £58,200 (per annum) paid to Senior Managers:

Name: Elliot Jackson
Title: National Convener and Chief Executive
Salary: £75,448

Name: Lynne Harrison
Title: Head of Strategy, Development & Depute Chief Executive
Salary: £63,683