Appointment: New Member of the Commission

A new member of the Scottish Human Rights Commission has been appointed following an open recruitment exercise, the Scottish Parliament announced today.

Jane-Claire Judson will take up office as a part-time member of the Commission on 1 September 2017. Her appointment is for 6 years.

Ms Judson will replace outgoing Commissioner Matt Smith, who has been in office since 2010.

Ms Judson has also recently been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS).  Prior to this appointment she was the National Director for Diabetes Scotland, responsible for leading and managing Diabetes UK's activities in Scotland.

After graduating from the University of Dundee in 2000, with an MA in English Literature and Contemporary European Studies, Ms Judson went on to work in corporate policy and public affairs. She has worked for NUS Scotland and at the Scottish Parliament. She holds an MBA and is a Health Foundation Generation Q Fellow. She has previously held board positions with Volunteer Scotland and the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations and is currently a Board member at NHS Health Scotland.

Part-time members of the Commission work 30 days per annum and are paid a daily rate of £262.74.