Revenue Scotland - Chair recruitment exercise

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The recruitment exercise for the next Chair of Revenue Scotland has launched today (Monday 7 December).  The appointment is for an initial 3 years, with the potential for reappointment to a total of no more than 8 years.  A candidate information pack and instructions on how to apply is available on the Scottish Government Public Appointments website.

Revenue Scotland has published a video that provides prospective candidates with more background information.

The outgoing Chair, Dr Keith Nicholson, has been in post since Revenue Scotland was established in 2015, and took up the offer of a reappointment in 2018.  Dr Nicholson’s tenure will end in July 2021, and the new Chair will have an opportunity to engage the Board and Chair through an induction period, before formally taking up post in August 2021.

This month also sees two of our Board Members come to an end of their appointments.  Jane Ryder OBE and Ian Tait have been members of the Board since 1 January 2015, when Revenue Scotland was established as the authority for Scotland’s devolved taxes.  Dr Nicholson said: “I am immensely grateful for the contributions of Jane and Ian over the last six years, which have of course been the vital, formative years of our organisation.  Their experience and insight, particularly in their specialisms of corporate governance and regulatory frameworks have served the Board well in its role to support the Executive body and provide strategic direction.”

Simon Cunningham, who has been a co-opted board member since 2019, and sits on the Audit and Risk Committee.  He will formally join our Board as a full member from 1 January 2021.