The Chair and the thirteen members of our board set the strategic direction of the Care Inspectorate, taking into account legislation and policy guidance set by the Scottish Government. Each member of the Board brings a wealth of experience and wide-ranging skills, along with a passionate interest in social care. Read our Board members biographies below.

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The Care Inspectorate has an Audit and Risk Committee which supports the Board in its responsibilities for issues of risk, control and governance and associated assurance through a process of constructive challenge.  The Committee meetings are not held in public, but papers can be viewed here

Our public Board meetings are held at least four times a year and members of the public are welcome to join us at these meetings.

You can download a copy of the papers from our Board meetings here. The minutes of Board and Committee meetings do not appear within the published papers until after they have been approved.

The next meeting of the Care Inspectorate Board will be held on Thursday 15 December from 10.30 am – 1.00 pm.

The meeting is open to members of the public to join, as observers only, via Microsoft Teams video-conference.   In order to enable members of the public to join for the public business of the meeting, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by no later than 12 noon on Thursday 7 December 2022.

 In this event, in providing your email address you are consenting for us to use your contact details to invite you to the Teams meeting for the duration of the Board proceedings that are being held in public. 

Please note that members of the public and representatives of the press who attend a meeting of the Care Inspectorate Board will do so in an observer-only capacity, and may not participate in the meeting unless invited to do so by the Chair. 

If you do not have a Microsoft Teams account, you can find instructions on how to join here. Papers for our Board meetings will normally be published seven days in advance of the date of the meeting and will be available to view here.

Minutes of meetings of the Audit and Risk Committee, being a sub-committee of the Board, can be found incorporated within the Board papers.

Read the Board’s Code of Conduct and the register of members interests 2022.

Biographies

Doug Moodie, Chair

Doug Moodie has Chaired the Board of the Care Inspectorate since 1 September 2022.

Doug is currently a Chair of Falkirk Children’s Panel, Chair of HELM in Dundee who provide support, learning, and guidance to over two hundred care experienced young people, Chair of Clackmannanshire Business Improvement District (BID), and a Director/Treasurer of Home Start (Clacks) who received a Queen’s Award in 2022 for service to many families needing their help and support across the local community.

You can find out more about Doug here.

Sandra Campbell

Sandra was appointed as Convener of the Scottish Social Services Council in September 2019. She has over 40 years’ experience in the public sector, both in Scotland and England, holding senior management posts. Sandra is a qualified social worker and has a keen interest in services for looked after children. Her first experience of social care was working for Dundee Cyrenians in the homeless shelter which shaped her future career choice. She has also worked with health services in Highland and in Liverpool where she was a Governor at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Sandra was appointed in 2022 as a Panel member for Redress Scotland.

Gavin Dayer

Gavin believes strongly in a person-centred approach to all care provision and has more than ten years’ experience of working in the voluntary sector in a mixture of voluntary and paid positions. In the last 15 years, Gavin has been involved in the employment sector working in partnership with individuals with disabilities to assist them gain employment. Gavin also has experience of counselling individuals in the field of addiction. Gavin has a disability and receives individual support from a care provider on a daily basis which allows him to live independently. He believes that this mix of experience both professionally and personally will enable him to make a valuable contribution to the Board of the Care Inspectorate.

Gavin holds a BA (Hons) in Politics and Social Policy and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance from the University of the West of Scotland. He graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling. In 2020 he gained the CIPFA Diploma in Corporate Governance.

He currently Chair of Person-Centred Therapy Scotland.

Keith Redpath

Keith spent a total of 42 years in both local government and the NHS prior to his retirement in 2017. He was first appointed to the post of Assistant Director of Social Work in Tayside Regional Council in 1987 and held a number of senior managerial positions in both social work and the NHS culminating in his appointment as the first Chief Officer of the new West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care partnership in 2015. Keith has been a strong advocate for the integration of health and social care for over 20 years and in the two years prior to his retirement, served as Chair of the National Group of HSCP Chief Officers. Through this experience he has gained extensive knowledge of change management and partnership working. The organisations he has led have helped to improve support and outcomes for individuals, families, carers and wider communities. Keith is also the Chair of NHS National Services. Scotland

Naghat Ahmed

Naghat is a Law and Accountancy graduate and a committee member for the Law Society of Scotland Client Protection Sub-committee. Her current role at Glasgow City Council includes both programme and project management. She has previously worked on policy and strategy development, equality and diversity, change management, corporate governance and utilising project methodologies.

She previously worked in the Commission for Racial Equality and NHS24, specialising in equality and diversity. Naghat is a carer for relatives who have disabilities.

Since 2018 Naghat has also been a member of the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland.

Carole Wilkinson

Carole Wilkinson was appointed to the Chair of Healthcare Improvement Scotland in October 2018, for a term of 4 years. She has been a member of the General Teaching Council Scotland since June 2018. She is a former Non-Executive member of NHS Education for Scotland and a former Chair of the Board of Scottish Children's Reporter Administration. She was also Chief Executive of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) from 2001-2009, establishing the organisation and overseeing the implementation of the regulation and registration of social services workers.

Before moving to the SSSC, Carole held the post of Director of Housing and Social Work for Falkirk Council and during her career has held a number of senior management posts in England and also spent a period in higher education teaching social workers and social care staff. She has also served on a number of Scottish Government working groups advising on workforce development matters and on future workforce needs and how health and social care staff could be supported to work and learn together.

Carole was elected Vice Chair of the NHS Chairs Group in May 2021 taking up the position in August 2021, she will assume the role of Chair of the Group in August 2023.

Dr Bill Maxwell

Bill has extensive experience of developing national approaches to quality assurance and improvement and leading public sector reform, gained within Scotland and beyond. After a decade working as an educational psychologist, Bill joined the Scottish Education Inspectorate in 1994. Following a range of roles and a two-year secondment to the Scottish Government, Bill moved to Wales as HM Chief Inspector of Education in 2008, leading of the Welsh inspection system. He returned to Scotland as HM Chief Inspector of Education for Scotland in 2010 and shortly afterwards was appointed to lead the creation of Education Scotland, a new type of public service improvement agency which incorporated the functions of an inspectorate with a wider range of services to promote national improvement and the effective delivery of the Government’s major reform programmes in education. Bill retired from Education Scotland in 2017 and is now consulting on education quality assurance, including projects for the European Commission and the OECD. He is also a member of the British Council's Advisory Committee for Scotland. Bill was appointed as a Board member of OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator, in March 2022.

Rognvald Johnson

Rognvald commenced his career working for The Royal Bank of Scotland, serving in a number of branches/departments, including the Bank’s Internal Audit Department, before retiring as Senior Manager for the Orkney Branches. After a spell working at Orkney College as Development Officer, he was engaged as Project Director, successfully developing and delivering a Business Improvement District in Kirkwall. Rognvald was appointed as a Non- Executive Director with NHS Orkney in July 2012 until June 2018, during which time he served as Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee, as well as Vice Chair of the Audit Committee. During the latter part of his term, Rognvald represented NHS Orkney on Orkney Integrated Joint Board, responsible for the provision of Health and Care in the County, also serving on its Audit Committee.

Rognvald is also a Director on the Board of Orkney Hyperbaric Trust, a Charity Registered in Scotland, and which provides decompression facilities, if required, to divers.

Rona Fraser

Rona has over 30 years of experience as a social worker and manager within the field of criminal justice social work. Her commitment to partnership working, the values of social work and public service remain as strong now as when she started working as a social worker. She was formerly the Senior Manager for Community Justice for the City of Edinburgh Council. She has a particular interest in cross-cutting issues such as domestic abuse, women in the criminal justice system and the development of trauma informed services and leadership and has had a key role in developing services in these areas. She has also had extensive experience of the risk assessment and management of offenders, including establishing the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements within Edinburgh, working closely with partners across key agencies.

Professor Paul Gray

Paul is an experienced senior executive leader at CEO level. He places a strong emphasis on ethical and compassionate leadership, transparency and collaborative working. Committed to public accountability, he is experienced in leading delivery and change in complex systems and has had significant exposure to scrutiny in highly visible and politically contested sectors. Paul is currently an Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, a Senior Faculty Member at the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), Scotland’s member of council at the Open University, a Civil Service Commissioner, and a Lay Adviser to the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland. He is also a Senior Adviser to strategic communications firm Charlotte Street Partners, Patron of Medics Against Violence, and a coach and mentor to a number of senior executives.

From December 2013 to February 2019, Paul was Chief Executive NHS Scotland and Director General for Health and Social Care in the Scottish Government, responsible for the delivery of health and care services through 22 Health Boards, and partner organisations, with accountability for an annual budget of £13bn and a staffing complement of around 160,000.

Charlotte Armitage

Charlotte is an avid history enthusiast and is currently completing her undergraduate degree in history and sociology at the University of Glasgow.

Aside from her passion for history, Charlotte brings with her extensive knowledge of the care system in Scotland gained from her own lived experience and five years of professional experience within the third sector.

This knowledge ranges from a deep understanding of local delivery through her work with East Lothian Champions’ Board, to high-level project development skills that have seen internationally recognised campaigns emerge, as well as legislative and policy changes, such as the guaranteed offer to university for Care Experienced applicants and the extension of free childcare for Care Experienced parents, implemented during her time at Who Cares? Scotland. These skills and experience are further complemented by her in-depth political research experience, passion for social justice forged from her career in public affairs and her COSCA Counselling Skills diploma.

Charlotte is looking forward to getting started on the board of the Care Inspectorate and playing her part in promoting equality, improved health and wellbeing and social justice for all.

Audrey Cowie

Audrey has been a first level registered nurse for over 40 years.  During this time, she has held clinical, managerial, educational, regulatory, quality assurance and government advisory roles.  Audrey has extensive experience in the professional regulation of nurses and other professions, and in the scrutiny and improvement agenda in both Scotland and Europe.  Audrey has held Non-Executive Director positions with the Scottish Social Services Council, the General Teaching Council for Scotland and St Columba’s Hospice Care.

Maria McGill

Maria McGill has 40 years’ experience as a nurse, senior leader and CEO working in the NHS and the voluntary sector. The last 30 years of her career was spent working in palliative and end of life care, during which Maria had the enormous privilege to journey with people who were dying, and their families and friends. In the last 10 years, Maria was Chief Executive of Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), Scotland’s national children’s hospice organisation. CHAS is an integral part of the national health and social care systems, involved locally and nationally, working in a rights-based way supporting children and families across Scotland at home, in hospital and hospices.

Maria has been involved in several Scottish Government working groups in palliative and end of life care, leading to innovative and effective policy and ultimately improvements in care for babies, children, and people at the end of their lives.

Rosanna Moore

Rosie Moore is a qualified Social Worker with First Class Honours from the University of Strathclyde. Having grown up in care herself, she has a particular passion for working with looked after children and young people and their families.

In 2017, Rosie was nominated by the Coalition of Care Providers Scotland to become a Discovery Group member for the Independent Care Review. She was then asked to stay on for the duration of the Review, becoming a co-chair of the working group for LOVE and latterly as the participation lead for those with seldom heard voices and young people in secure care.

Rosie is currently at the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection (CELCIS), where she has worked for several years, with a focus on social policy and participation of those with lived experience.

Rosie has won several awards for her work in the sector, including Young Scot’s 30under30 and Strathclyde’s Women in Leadership. Rosie also holds positions on the Management Group of the Each and Every Child Initiative and as a Board Member for Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare (STAF).