Members of the Commission and Executive Director

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    Shelley Gray


    Shelley has 20 years’ experience in the third sector in roles spanning engagement, policy and strategy development and she is currently Head of Policy and Communications at Corra Foundation, where she has a focus on human rights, diversity, equity and inclusion and racial justice.

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    Jim Farish


    Jim is currently a board member of the Risk Management Authority having retired from the Scottish Prison Service. During his prison service career he held a number of senior positions including having been Governor of four prisons and he was seconded to HMIPS where he held the position of Deputy Chief Inspector. 

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    Claire Methven O’Brien


    Claire Methven O’Brien has worked internationally as a human rights researcher, practitioner and advocate for more than 20 years and currently holds teaching and other positions at the University of Dundee, the University of Strathclyde Business School and the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

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    Jan Savage

    Executive Director

    Jan leads and shapes the delivery of operational and strategic priorities across the Commission. She has experience in leadership, corporate governance, human rights, communications, public affairs, and participation work, with a particular focus on campaigns to achieve real change.

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Communications & Engagement

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    Elizabeth Dawson

    Head of Communications & Engagement

    Elizabeth leads a wide range of communications and engagement work for the Commission. She is a former BBC journalist with a background in third sector communications. 

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    Judy Fladmark

    Media & Communications Officer

    Judy coordinates and carries out media, social media and wider communications activities for the Commission. She is an experienced senior producer and journalist and has previously worked for the BBC News and Current Affairs.  


Corporate Services

The Head of Commission Secretariat and Business Support leads a team of business support administrators that help the Commission's work through a range of services including finance, governance support, information and records management, statutory compliance, IT and facilities. In addition to day-to-day service delivery, the team works on development projects that contribute to the on-going performance of the organisation. 

The team is the first point of contact for people contacting the Commission via our public enquiries email address: