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Clock IconManaging the organisation

The Senior Management Team (SMT) is responsible for the development and operation of the functions supporting the Commissioner in the exercise of her functions and duties.  We also have a suite of office policies and procedures which set out how we manage risk, resources and compliance with various legal obligations.  These are available on request and are listed at the bottom of this page and in our Publication Scheme Guide to Information.   

The Senior Management Team

The Scottish Information Commissioner's SMT are:

  • Rosemary Agnew, Scottish Information Commissioner (chairing member)
  • Margaret Keyse, Head of Enforcement
  • Sarah Hutchison, Head of Policy and Information
  • David Lowrie, Head of Operational Management

 The SMT meets formally once a quarter, plus informally whenever needed.  Meetings follow a standard agenda based on our annual work programme, plus any other matters which the Chair agrees to include.  A full description of the purpose and duties of the SMT, and the standard agenda for formal SMT meetings is in the Commissioner's governance arrangements .  Any decisions taken at information or ad hoc SMT meetings are confirmed at the next formal quarterly meeting. 

We routinely publish the SMT minutes, below. 

Minutes of Management Team/Senior Management Team Meetings

 2017  2016  2015

Minutes Jul 2017

Minutes Apr 2017

Minutes Feb 2017
           

Minutes Nov 2016

Minutes Jul 2016

Minutes Apr 2016 

Minutes Jan 2016

Minutes Oct 2015

Minutes Jul 2015

Minutes Apr 2015

Minutes Jan 2015

Team meetings

Individual cases and investigations are discussed by the Head of Enforcement and her deputies at a monthly Enforcement Team meeting, and at individual case conferences.  Progress on policy and communications projects is the subject of monthly meetings of the Head of Policy and Information and her team.  Similarly the Head of Operational Management meets each month with his team to discuss operational issues.  The Scottish Information Commissioner is also invited to attend these meetings.

Office policies and procedures

Examples of office policies and procedures are listed below - for a full list see our Publication Scheme Guide to Information.

 

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