Scottish Police Services Authority
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has announced the reappointment of Iain Whyte to the Board of the Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA).
The SPSA delivers a wide range of expert policing and police support services to Scotland’s police forces, including the SCDEA, police training, information services, ICT and the forensic service.
Mr MacAskill said:
“I am pleased that Iain Whyte has agreed to continue on the Board of SPSA during the period up until the new single police force comes into being on 1 April 2013.
"His experience and knowledge will be invaluable in ensuring that the SPSA continues to deliver its crucial role in supporting Scottish policing during the period of the development of the new single police force for Scotland.”
Mr Whyte has been a Councillor with the City of Edinburgh Council since 1995. He became a member of Lothian and Borders Police Board in 2003 and has been Convener of the Board since 2007. He is Chair of the Scottish Police Authority Conveners’ Forum and has been a member of the Board of the SPSA since December 2009. Mr Whyte is also a member of the NHS Lothian Board.
This reappointment is from July 2, 2012 to March 31, 2013.
This reappointment does not attract a remuneration.
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 reappointment 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 re-appointment process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years. Iain Whyte has obtained office as a local councillor for the Conservative party, stood as a candidate, spoke on behalf of a party or candidate and canvassed on behalf of a party and helped at elections. Iain Whyte was re-elected as a Scottish Conservative Councillor to the City of Edinburgh Council in May 2012.