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Policy Committee

SCDI’s Policy Committee is a constitutionally bound part of the organisation, comprising 45 members. It is the deliberative body established to advise the Board on policy priorities and work with the team and membership to generate positions of influence. Members of the Board are also members of the Policy Committee.

Nominated by Corporate Members

Mark Dames, BT Scotland

Graeme Dodds, Jacobs UK Ltd

Caroline Donaldson, Kynesis

Steven Henderson, Wheatley Group

Matt Lancashire, Zero Waste Scotland

Kathryn McKee, BP

Maggie Morrison

Duncan Osler, MacRoberts LLP

Mark Robertson, Ryden LLP

Ken Ross OBE, Ross Developments and Renewables

David Shaw, Shell U.K. Limited

Stephen Sheal, Net Zero Technology Centre

Douglas Smith, CBRE Ltd

Ian Smith, Diageo Scotland

Nominated by The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

Cllr Steven Heddle, COSLA

Nominated by The General Council of the Scottish Trades Union Congress

Linda Somerville, STUC

Nominated by Other Organisations

Esther Black, Crown Estate Scotland

Carroll Buxton, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Ed Craig, University of Edinburgh

Simon Forrest, Scottish Enterprise

Roy Gardner, City of Glasgow College

Karen Jackson, South of Scotland Enterprise

Paul Lawrence City of Edinburgh Council

Euan Leitch, SURF – Scotland’s Regeneration Forum

David Lonsdale, British Retail Consortium

Calum MacDonald, SEPA

John Robertson, Skills Development Scotland

Alastair Ross, ABI

Shona Struthers, Colleges Scotland

Alan Thomson, Scottish Water

Scott Walker, NFU Scotland


Joe Brown, The Scottish Government

William Dowson, Bank of England

Karen Halford, The Scottish Government

Nick Leake, Scotland Office

Mary McAllan, The Scottish Government

Secretary to the Policy Committee

Gareth Williams, SCDI


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