Member of the Tribunal since June 2015. Edward Egan has held a varied number of posts within NHS Lothian throughout his 43 year career. He is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Registered General Nurse and spent his early career within front line NHS Services. In the years that followed was an active member of the Confederation of Health Service Employees and later UNISON where he Chaired the Scottish Health Committee for more than a decade. From 2001 to 2012 he served as a member of the NHS Lothian Board as the Employee Director and in 2006 was appointed as NHS Lothian Board Vice Chair and Chair of Midlothian Community Health Partnership. He has served on numerous committees including the Finance and Performance Review Committee (2003-12); Healthcare Governance and Risk Management Committee (2001-12) and the Audit Committee (2001-12) until his retirement from the NHS in late 2012. Since retirement he has been involved in various voluntary initiatives and continues to be active within the UNISON retired members network.
Member of the Tribunal since January 2014. He is an independent organisational development consultant focusing on intercultural competency, inclusive leadership and conflict management. He works with clients across sectors in the UK and the US. He was previously the Managing Consultant for EW Group based in London, and has held senior positions in public sector organisations in the US. Mr Erolin practised employment and discrimination law in the US and is a qualified mediator by the Minnesota Supreme Court. He has particular expertise in culture and conflict, and he has helped large public and private sector organisations work effectively with differences and conflict.
Professor Kay Hampton (FRSA, FHEA)
Member of the Tribunal since January 2013. She is Professor of Communities and Race Relations and holds a PhD in Sociology. She held senior positions at Glasgow Caledonian University, The University of Durban-Westville, SA and the Strategic Planning Department at Durban City Council, SA. As an applied research specialist, Kay spent most of her time actively applying her academic knowledge in practical contexts, shaping policies and strategies in government, public and voluntary sectors. More recently she was Chair/Deputy Chair and Scotland Commissioner of the Commission for Racial Equality, Scottish Chair and UK Board member of the BIG Lottery Fund, Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission UK, Council of the Law Society, Convenor of its Equality and Diversity Committee and a member of its Regulatory Committee and Trustee of several Scottish Voluntary organisations. She is currently Commissioner of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, Trustee, Scottish Association for Mental Health, Public Appointments Assessor, Commission for Ethical Standards and Public Appointments and Adjudicating Panel Member, General Teaching Council for Scotland. She is also an Ambassador for TCV, a UK environmental charity. Being a strong advocate for ethical governance practice, she is actively involved in regulatory and human rights work. Kay works as a freelance social researcher trainer and special advisor on fair and ethical governance; risk and outcome-based business development strategies and the realisation of equality, diversity, human rights and social justice outcomes. She is a fellow of The Higher Education Academy and the RSA.
Member of the Tribunal since January 2014. After retiring from a senior position in the Police Service in 2001, Paul has been a member of and Chair of two tribunals. These included of a range of Fitness to Practise Committees for the Nursing and Midwifery Council from 2004 -2013 (chair from 2007) and Chair of various Conduct and Registration Committees for the N. I. Social Care Council from 2007 to date. He has also from 2001, been an Associate Outplacement Consultant with Penna, a major UK H.R. Company, and an Assessor for the Cabinet Office Customer Service Excellence Standard. Paul also sits as a Lay Representative with a Medical and Dental Training Agency which has the role of ensuring that post-graduate training for doctors and dentists fulfils all the standards and regulations that have been set by the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council.
Andrew Jones ( Lay Members' Representative )
Member of the Tribunal since November 2008 and lay representative since 2012. Andrew's career has encompassed senior roles in the media industry and he has successfully launched two companies. He continues to provide media consultancy and is a member of JPAC, is an Independent Prison Monitor, and a BBC Audience Council member. He provides business advice to charities through Inspiring Scotland and start-ups through LINC. Formerly, he worked with the Parole Board, Children’s Panels, Ofcom, Alternatives, and the Dunbartonshire Economic Forum. Also a member of Employment and Mental Health Tribunals.
Member of the Tribunal since November 2008. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Previously lectured in Management and Labour Studies, became full-time Official for Teachers Union, EIS and Councillor in City of Edinburgh. Currently JP, served as Chair of Justice of Peace Committee in Edinburgh and is now a member of Executive Scottish Justices Association. Currently a consultant in Employment and Human Resource Management, member of the Employment Tribunal and member of the Parole Board Scotland.
Member of the Tribunal since November 2008. Lecturer in human rights and constitutional law at the Open University and an Associate with Edinburgh University Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland. She has written and lectured on a range of human rights subjects including the interplay between equality and human rights, asylum, children’s rights and mental health. Previously the Programme Director for the Commission for Equality and Human Rights and prior to that Director of the Scottish Human Rights Centre. Company secretary and Trustee of the Refugee Survival Trust.
Dr. Kenneth Mitchell
Member of the Tribunal since January 2014. He was a General Surgeon and Lead Consultant for Surgery within Greater Glasgow & Clyde Board from 1986 until retirement in 2012. During this time he was appointed to numerous positions, including; NHS National Panel of Specialists; Commodity Advisory Panel (Scotland); Scottish Council Member of Association of Surgeons GB&I; and Chairman, St Vincent’s Hospice. Since January 2012 Dr Mitchell has been a member of the General Medical Council Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service, Fitness to Practice Panel.
Member of the Tribunal since January 2014. He has served in several Local Authorities since 1976, latterly as Head of Public Protection Services and previously as Head of Environmental Health and Principal Building Control Officer for the City and County of Swansea Council since his appointment in 1984. He retired from this post in November 2013 at that time being responsible for several front line services including; Community Safety; Trading Standards; Building Control; Bereavement and Registration Services, Public Health, Pollution Control, Health Promotion and Licencing. He is a Chartered Surveyor and is also a lead assessor in an HR consultancy organisation.
Member of the Tribunal since January 2014. He is currently Director of his own policy and public affairs consultancy, with a background in the drinks and retail sectors. Previously Director of Operational & Technical Affairs at the Scotch Whisky Association, he was more recently Interim Director of the Scottish Retail Consortium in 2009-10 and again in 2011-12. Since 2009 he has been a Non-Legal Member of the First-Tier Tax Tribunal. He is a Trustee of the Friends of Kinneil, a local heritage group; was a Trustee of Sniffer - the Scottish sustainability and resilience knowledge broker - from 2008 to 2015; and is also a past Board member of the Scottish Business Crime Centre.
Member of the Tribunal since January 2013. After developing and selling her own social business, Lisa worked in the property sector as Director of a company with a varied commercial and residential portfolio. In 2010, Lisa set up a consultancy serving the public, private and voluntary sectors and is currently a Committee Member of the Scottish Land Fund and is a Board Member of the Scottish Police Authority.
Member of the Tribunal since November 2008. She has a degree in law and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1991. She has a professional background in audit, investigations, dispute resolution and commercial litigation. Currently a Director of a charity in the heritage and arts sector. Member of the Scottish Charity Appeal Panel.