Member reappointed to Scottish Water
Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment has announced the reappointment of Donald Emslie as a board member to Scottish Water.
Mr Neil said:
“I am very grateful for the energy and commitment Donald Emslie has brought to Scottish Water during his first term of office as a board member and as chair of Scottish Water's Remuneration Committee. I know that Ronnie Mercer, chair to the board, very much appreciates his input and advice on a wide range of issues connected with the Water Industry in Scotland. He and I are delighted that Donald has accepted my offer of reappointment for a further term.”
“Scottish Water’s continued success in developing a modern and efficient water infrastructure with good customer service is essential to this Government’s drive for sustained economic growth and to establish Scotland as a Hydro Nation. Scottish Water has a high quality Board with wide ranging experience and skills to take the organisation forward.”
“My thanks go to David Gray, who stepped down on March 31 having already served three full terms on Scottish Water’s Board following service on the board of one of its predecessor organisations, West of Scotland Water Authority. I am grateful to him for his significant individual contribution as part of a dynamic board which has steered the executive team and workforce through a challenging period with notable success to date.”
- Donald Emslie was previously chief executive officer of SMG PLC and has extensive board experience in commercial and not for profit organisations. He brings to the Board of Scottish Water experience of media and network infrastructure management through his experience of ITV Network LTD.
- This reappointment is for four years and runs from April 1 2012 to March 31 2016.
- This reappointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £24,840 for a time commitment of five days per month.
- Donald Emslie does not hold any other public appointments.
- This reappointment was made in partial accordance with the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland’s Revised Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies in Scotland. This re-appointment met the Code requirements with the exception of paragraph two which deals with succession planning and paragraph three which deals with meeting the needs of the Board through appointment, reappointment or extension to an appointment term.
- All reappointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the reappointment process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public. Donald Emslie has declared that he has undertaken no political activity in the last five years.