Appointed 11 March 2017
"Hello, my name is John. I’m passionate about contributing to Children’s Hearings Scotland at this busy and exciting time. There are challenges as well as opportunities ahead for the Board and the hearings community, and together, we will make a substantial difference for Scotland’s infants, children and young people.
Prior to being a Board Member, I was a children’s Panel Member for 16 years, served as Chair of the Edinburgh Panel and also as Depute Chair of the Chairman’s Group. I have wide experience in professional regulation and have worked for the General Teaching Council for Scotland for 10 years, retiring as Head of Fitness to Teach in 2012.
I am also a former Independent Assessor for Public Appointments in Scotland and member of the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal and currently serve on the fitness to practise panels of the Faculty of Advocates, CIPFA, & RICS and the Investigating Panel of the GMC and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)."
Please click on this link to view John’s Register of Interests.