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OSCR Board

Our Board consists of a Chair, Deputy Chair and six Board members, all of whom are appointed for a fixed term of four years. The posts are part time at 1.5 days a month and are paid at £200 a day for the Deputy Chair and Board members and £270 for the Chair.

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The Very Revd Dr Graham Forbes CBE

The Very Revd Dr Graham Forbes CBE

The Very Revd Dr Graham Forbes CBE, Chair, retired this year after 27 years as Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh. After degrees in Russian and Theology, he was ordained in 1977 and has combined his ecclesiastical duties with various public appointments, mostly in the areas of health and criminal justice. He served on the General Medical Council for 12 years, chaired the Scottish Executive Expert Group on MMR, and was a non-executive board member of NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. A former HM Lay Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland, member of the Parole Board and chair of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, Dr Forbes also chaired the UK body which advised the UK government on ethical issues during the swine 'flu pandemic. He served on the Armed Services Pay Review Body and the Cabinet Office’s Security Vetting Appeal Panel.

In addition to being Chair of OSCR, he is chair of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, Chair of Edinburgh Napier University's Court, and Chair of the Committee of Scottish University Chairs. He was awarded the CBE in 2004 for public service in Scotland and has honorary degrees from the University of Aberdeen and Edinburgh Napier University.

Read Graham's register of interest.

Professor David Harrison

Professor David Harrison

David Harrison is  Professor of Pathology at the University of St Andrews and has honorary chairs in the Universities of Edinburgh and Florida; Director of Development in Laboratory Medicine across NHS Lothian; Honorary Consultant in Lothian University Hospitals Division. He is chair of the Committee on Carcinogenicity (Public Health England and Departments of Health), and a member of the UK Committee on Mutagenicity. He chairs  several charities including grant funders and social care

Read David's register of interest.

Professor Stuart Cross

Professor Stuart Cross

Professor Stuart Cross has been active in charity law for over 30 years, both as a practising solicitor and academic.  He has also been a trustee of many charities during that period.  He is co-author of the two leading texts on charity law and is a member of the Charity Law Sub-Committee of the Law Society of Scotland.  He is Chair of Fife Cultural Trust and Vice-Chair of Dundee Contemporary Arts Ltd.

Read Stuart's register of interest.

Pat Armstrong

Pat Armstrong

Pat Armstrong is Chief Executive of ACOSVO, the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations.  She has held this post since 2003.  From a previous career in private sector banking and finance, Pat has worked in the Third Sector for almost 30 years and has leadership experience from a range of local and national third sector organisations.   She chairs Scotland's Third Sector Governance Forum and is passionate about excellence and diversity in third sector leadership and governance.

Read Pat's register of interest.

Shona Ulrichsen

Shona Ulrichsen

Shona Ulrichsen has over 20 years management experience which spans the public, private and voluntary sectors.  This ranges from marketing of financial services to supporting global clients at Citigroup in the UK and abroad.  Since returning to Scotland in 2001 she has focused on the voluntary sector, undertaking extensive voluntary work in her own community, developing national programmes at the BIG Lottery Fund, and as a consultant to the charity sector advising on and evaluating third sector projects and programmes.

Read Shona's register of interest.

Dr Sophie Flemig

Dr Sophie Flemig

Dr Sophie Flemig is an academic at the University of Edinburgh with a background in Political Science, Economic,s and Law, researching public service innovation and the role of the third sector in welfare states around the world. Prior to her academic career, Sophie worked as a management consultant specialising in change management and digitalisation projects, and has advised global Fortune 100 companies and governments across Europe. She is particularly interested in how digitalisation can improve Third Sector regulation for both charities and regulatory bodies. She holds a BA in PPE and an M.Phil in Politics from the University of Oxford as well as a PhD in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Toronto. Sophie also serves as a member of the Accounts Commission for Scotland, as a governor of the English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth, and as a member of the Scottish Government’s Third Sector Research Forum (TSRF).

Read Sophie's register of interest.
Jess Wade

Jess Wade

Jess Wade has worked in the Scottish voluntary sector since 2004, when she graduated from the University of Edinburgh. She is currently manager at Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS), working with local, disabled people's Self Directed Support organisations throughout the country. She has previously worked in a range of roles in the sector, including fundraising, volunteering and campaigning. She has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of York, is a Trustee of a local family support charity and is a long term human rights activist and campaigner.

Read Jess' register of interest