The Chartered Governance Institute - Scotland Branch

Scotland Branch

Get to know the Scotland Branch


Meet the team

The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland maintains a presence in the Scotland Branch through its local committee. The local network strives to enhance the presence of the Institute within Scotland, to support members and students throughout their careers and study programmes, as qualified or aspiring governance professionals. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact us.

Meet your local committee 

Gary Gray FCG, Branch Chair

Clare McFadyen FCG, Branch Chair

Clare is a Fellow of the Institute with almost twenty years' experience in providing company secretarial support in a variety of professional and commercial organisations across various different sectors, having been qualified since 2009. Clare is focussed on providing efficient and effective delivery to her clients, and has considerable experience of providing advice and practical support to boards and committees in respect of the management of their meeting processes, as well as ensuring compliance with statutory obligations and providing corporate governance advice and of maintaining ongoing annual reporting for those boards. Clare has strong interpersonal skills and excels at building and maintaining positive relationships with clients, colleagues and stakeholders.


Nia Harkins, Student Representative

Richmond Davies, Branch Secretary

Richmond Davies is the secretary of the Scottish branch of the Chartered Governance Institute. He graduated as a chartered secretary in 2001 via the MSc collaborative course. Since then he has held various governance roles within the National Health Service in Scotland, and is currently the head of statistical and information governance at Public Health Scotland in Edinburgh. His role also includes the responsibility for ensuring Public Health Scotland complies with a portfolio of legislation, codes of practice and guidance in relation to statistics and information governance.


Nia Harkins, Student Representative

Nia Harkins ACG, Student Champion


Andy Tristram – Treasurer

Steven Hay

Les Milliken

Vic Stewart

Rod Shearer

George Dosoo

Claire McFadyen

Bryan A. Hislop

Marie Livingston

Holly Kidd

Contact the Scotland Branch

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team

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