Chair and Commissioners

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    Ian Duddy


    Ian is the full time Chair of the Commission. Ian leads all the Commission’s work to promote and protect human rights in Scotland. He has two decades of experience in leadership and human rights. Ian is a former UK Ambassador and was Head of the Human Rights & Rule of Law Department at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. He also led the UK team at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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    Anna Black


    Dr Anna Black is a GP in Glasgow, a non-executive director of Public Health Scotland and is currently completing her PhD in Public Health at the University of Glasgow which has explored how women who are asylum seekers or refugees access primary healthcare.

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Communications & Engagement

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    Elizabeth Dawson

    Interim Head of Communications

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

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    Judy Fladmark

    Media and Communications Officer

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

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    Isla McIntosh

    Participation Officer

    Isla coordinates and delivers the Commission's work with people and organisations affected by the issues we work on. 


Corporate Services

The Head of Corporate Services leads a team of business support administrators that help the Commission's work through a range of services including finance, HR, governance support, information and records management, statutory compliance, IT and facilities. In addition to day-to-day service delivery, the Corporate Services team works to identify and deliver organisational 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.

The Commission's organisational structure is set out in this diagram.