Monday, February 15, 2010

Another 4 years

This was announced today on the Scottish government website...


Minister for Public Health and Sport Shona Robison today announced the re-appointment of 3 non-executive members to sportscotland.

The New members are:

Mr Ian Beattie is a Chartered Accountant and Chief Operating Officer of Lindsays, a firm of solicitors. Prior to this he was Finance Director of another Scottish legal firm, and has held a number of senior financial roles in the financial services sector. He is currently Vice Chair of sportscotland, acting as interim chair from February to June 2008, and chairs the Audit Committee. His skills in these areas highlight his importance as a Board member, particularly his finance acumen. He is an experienced long distance runner, having completed more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons, and is treasurer of Strathearn Harriers and of the West Highland Way Race Association. Mr Beattie does not hold any other Ministerial Appointments.

This re-appointment will be for a period of 4 years from February 13, 2010 to February 12, 2014.

Kim McAully is an Accountant with Angus Council's Education Department. With over 25 years experience in finance in both the private and public sector, Kim brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board, especially from a financial and governance perspective. A member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants(CIMA), she is also Secretary for the Dundee branch of CIMA. Kim has been heavily involved in local community groups and enjoys walking in the Angus glens in her spare time. Ms McAully does not hold any other Ministerial Appointments.

This re-appointment will be for a period of 1 year from February 13, 2010 to February 12, 2011.

Carolan Dobson is a Competition Commissioner and Deputy Chairman of the Finance and Regulation Group as well as a Chairman and trustee of a number of private and public sector pension schemes. She is a Non-Executive Director of Shires Smaller Companies plc an investment trust and Chairman of Lomond School. Past achievements include being Head of Abbey Asset Managers' Investment Floor in Glasgow with funds under management of £30billion and a Director of Murray Johnstone. She has also worked for British Waterways as Non-Executive Director where she worked closely with local authorities and helped to establish private public partnerships. Through these appointments she has had extensive experience of working effectively as a non-executive board member with particular expertise in setting strategy and finance. She competed internationally for Scotland in three day eventing and downhill ski racing and has been involved for many years in performance sailing so is experienced in grass roots and performance sport. Ms Dobson does not hold any other Ministerial Appointments.

This re-appointment will be for a period of 4 years from February 13, 2010 to February 12, 2014.

These posts are part-time and Members receive a daily fee of £158 per day for a time commitment of approximately 6 days per year.

Sportscotland is the national agency for developing sport in Scotland, dedicated to helping increase participation and improve performance in sport. The organisation work with and bring together key organisations in Scottish sport, such as Governing Bodies and Local Authorities, supporting them in delivering their single plan for sport and investing National Lottery and Scottish Government funding in the shared outcomes which contribute to the National Strategy for Sport - Reaching Higher.

These Ministerial re-appointments were made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland's Code of Practice.

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees' political activity within the last 5 years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public. None of the above re-appointees have been involved in any political activity within the last five years.


phil said...

Congratulations Ian.Its a big committment but one you seem to enjoy.
Keep up the good work.

allybea said...

Ooooh finance acumen!! Does that mean you're good at adding up money?

Well done honey x

Tim said...

Hey, big congratulations on your reappointment!

Newsrunner 2 said...

Ian, well done, but do you get time off for good behaviour?

Subversive Runner said...

Congratulations, mate. Well done.

John Kynaston said...

Congratulations Ian.

I know you want to see a legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games so this will give you the chance to influence that.

Look forward to hearing how it all goes.


Vicky Hart said...

Congratulations Ian.

Davie said...

I remember attending an SAL AGM a few years ago and wondering what Ian Beattie's connection to athletics was!!

I think I know a bit more now. Congratulations, Ian.

Thomas said...

I am sure you deserve the reappointment. Well done Ian!

Brian Mc said...

Well done. :-)

Kenny said...

Well done Ian. Good to see that someone somewhere has the sense to actually engage committed people who are actively involved in sport, like you, to the management of Sport Scotland. I met Carolan Dobson a couple of years ago when we were sailing at the Spa Olympic Regatta in Holland [she was supporting her daughter there]. Top notch person from what I remember.

Marco Consani said...

Well done Ian. That is great news.