Gillian has broad experience in delivering the policies of the Scottish Government including development of devolved and reserved policies, leading legislative and organisational change, and influencing and negotiation.
Gillian has a well-regarded reputation for delivering organisational strategy and expertise in working at Board level as chair and member. In 2002, she became the first woman Accountant in Bankruptcy and Agency Chief Executive. She remained in this post until 2009.
Currently, Gillian is the Judicial Complaints Reviewer for Scotland, and a non-Executive Director of the Scottish Public Pensions Agency. Gillian was appointed to the FCC Board in January 2016. She’s also a Scottish Ambassador for the UK charity Tomorrow’s People, which sources work placements for 16-24 year-olds from deprived areas.
Previously, Gillian was an Independent Assessor Public Appointments (Justice), a Non- Executive Director of Registry Trust Ltd and Deputy Chair of English Speaking Union Scotland. She was a Co-opted Non-Executive member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and a Trustee of StepChange Debt Charity Scotland between 2010 and 2016.