Commission members

The Accounts Commission holds councils and other local government bodies in Scotland to account and helps them improve by reporting to the public on their performance.

Dr William Moyes

Dr William Moyes

Chair of the Accounts Commission for a term of office until 31 December 2025

Has extensive experience as chair and non-executive director in the public and private sectors, His Chair appointments have included the Gambling Commission, the General Dental Council and the first Executive Chair of Monitor. Non-executive director appointments have included the Office of Fair Trading and the Legal Services Board.

Spent 20 years in policy-making roles in Whitehall, including four years as Director of Strategy and Performance Management for the NHS in Scotland.

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Tim McKay

Tim McKay

Interim Deputy Chair

After working as an accountant in financial services, Tim moved to an academic post at Napier University as Head of Accounting and Finance, and during this time lectured internationally in China, Poland, Australia and various other countries.

Since joining the Accounts Commission he has served as Chair of the NHS Scotland Pension Board and as Chair of the Audit committee at the Scottish Legal Aid Board.

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Andrew Burns

Andrew Burns

Member of the Accounts Commission for a term of office until 31 July 2022

Andrew has extensive management experience across the private, public and voluntary sectors. As well as currently a Member of the Accounts Commission, is also Convener of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and is undertaking a Part-Time PhD at the University of Edinburgh Business School. Previously, was Leader of the City of Edinburgh Council until May 2017 when he stood down from elected office.

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Andrew Cowie

Andrew Cowie

Member of the Accounts Commission for a term of office until 31 July 2022

Was a Chief Officer in Northern Constabulary and the Police Service of Scotland. Also served for three years as Assistant Inspector of Constabulary with HMICS.

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Dr Sophie Flemig

Dr Sophie Flemig

Member of the Accounts Commission for a term of office until 30 September 2023

An academic with background in Political Science, Economics and Law, researched public service innovation and the role of the third sector in the modern welfare state around the world. Member of the Board and People Committee Chair, Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service and Chief Executive of Cattanach SCIO.

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Sheila Gunn

Sheila Gunn

Member of the Accounts Commission for a term of office until 30 September 2023

Experienced Chair and non-executive Director, whose current appointments include Scottish Building Society and PSF Capital (Scotland) GP Limited.

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Christine Lester

Christine Lester

Member of the Accounts Commission for a term of office until 31 December 2022

Christine has experience as a full time carer and as a fundraiser for MND Scotland. She was previously Vice Chair of the Board of NHS Grampian and Chair of Moray Integration Joint Board. She comes from a scientific background and had a successful career in commercial sales. Currently she is also a Non Executive Board Member with Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

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Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Member of the Accounts Commission for a term of office until 30 September 2022

Has worked extensively in health and social care nationally and internationally. Previously worked as Director of Social Work in Fife and in East Ayrshire, and most recently as Interim Director of Health and Social Care Integration in Fife.

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Sharon O'Connor

Sharon O'Connor

Member of the Accounts Commission for a term of office until 30 September 2022

Experienced Chair and non-executive Director, whose current appointments include Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), NI Transport holding company (Translink) and David MacBrayne Ltd. Former chief executive of Derry City Council.

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Geraldine Wooley

Geraldine Wooley

Member of the Accounts Commission for a term of office until 30 September 2023

Chartered Surveyor with extensive experience in team development and developing strategies to address gender equality and occupational segregation. Currently a surveyor member to the Housing and Property Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal and a member of the Fife Valuation Appeal Committee.

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