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Board members appointed to Scottish Housing Regulator

05/03/2013

The Minister for Housing and Welfare, Margaret Burgess MSP, today announced the appointment of four additional members to the board of the Scottish Housing Regulator.
 
The Scottish Housing Regulator is the independent regulator of over 200 social landlords across Scotland (i.e. local authorities and Registered Social Landlords – RSLs – such as housing associations and cooperatives). 

The new Board members are:

Mike Dailly – is a member of the Financial Services Authority’s statutory consumer panel, and chairman of one of its working group committees.   He has 20 years of experience as a  solicitor defending and representing tenants and is a part-time lecturer in housing law at the University of Glasgow.  

Russell Pettigrew – is a qualified accountant whose career began in local government in Glasgow.  He moved on to the Development Corporations in Cumbernauld and then Glenrothes. He joined the NHS in Fife in 1992, becoming Director of Finance in March 2000.  He is a non-executive member of NHS Health Scotland and, until 31 March 2013, is a non-executive member of the Scottish Police Services Authority.

Anne Jarvie – worked as a Nurse in the NHS before joining the Civil Service, where she served as Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland. Anne is currently a Board Member on NHS 24 Board, a Trustee and Board Member on St John Ambulance Board and works with the Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector.  

Wesley Mitchell – has worked in various areas in the voluntary sector.  His experience includes working as a church pastoral worker since 2008, working as a volunteer advisor with Central Borders Citizens Advice Bureau and time served as a tenant and member of Eildon Housing Association.

The appointments for Mike Dailly and Russell Pettigrew will be for four years and will run from March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2017.   The appointment for Anne Jarvie will be for three years and will run from March 1, 2013 to February 29, 2016. The appointment for Wesley Mitchell will be for two years and will run from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2015.

These appointments are part-time and attract a remuneration of £8,372 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week. 

Russell Pettigrew is a non-executive member of NHS Health Scotland for which he receives a remuneration of £8008 per annum.  Russell is also a non-executive member of Scottish Police Services Authority for which he receives a remuneration of £299.50 per day.  Anne Jarvie is a non-executive member of NHS 24 for which she receives a remuneration of £8008 per annum.  Mike Dailly and Wesley Mitchell do not hold any other ministerial appointments.

These appointments are regulated by the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland.

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 five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public. 

Mike Dailly is a member of the Scottish Labour Party.  Mike is the former secretary of Glasgow Central  Constituency Labour Party and he is currently a member of the Scottish Co-operative Party and Unite, the union.  Mike does not hold any political offices at the present.

Russell Pettigrew, Anne Jarvie and Wesley Mitchell have had no political activity in the last five years.