Audit Scotland Associate Director Elaine Boyd has been named as one of Britain’s most influential disabled people in the 2022 Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 list.
Elaine, who is responsible for Audit Quality and Appointments at Audit Scotland and has cerebral palsy, was nominated to the list for her work in finance.
A Chartered Certified Accountant, Elaine began working at Scotland’s public spending watchdog in 2002. She sits on Audit Scotland’s Disability Confident Working Group, is Chair of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ Scotland Committee and a member and trustee of several charities.
Outside of work and her volunteering, Elaine has learned to fly, ride horses and ski. Elaine has previously appeared on the Power 100 list in 2020.
I have always been determined to fight against people’s low expectations for disabled people. There is a perception that if you have a disability, you can’t have a good career or an exciting life, but if you work out solutions to the barriers in your way, you can do it.
Audit Scotland Chief Operating Officer, Vicki Bibby, said:
Everyone at Audit Scotland is incredibly proud of Elaine and of the impact she has and the role model she is. Over many years Elaine has been at the forefront of quality in her professional life, and a committed and successful volunteer in a range of diverse charities.
Find out more at the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100.