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About Us

The Standards Commission is an independent body whose purpose is to encourage high ethical standards in public life through the promotion and enforcement of Codes of Conduct for councillors and those appointed to the boards of devolved public bodies.

Members of the Commission

The Standards Commission comprises a Convener and four Commission Members who are appointed by the Parliamentary corporation.  The Standards Commission employs four staff, led by an Executive Director. The Executive Director’s Register of Interests can be downloaded here.

Information about the Standards Commission's Members including their registered interests, is outlined below.

Code of Conduct for Standards Commission Members

Members of the Standards Commission have adopted their own Code of Conduct.  

Members

Suzanne Vestri, Convener

Other interests and positions held:

Self-employed consultant providing advice and training for the public and voluntary sectors
Owner of wool business
Employee Norman Craig Interiors
Board Member Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration
Volunteer Community First Responder

Appointment Information
Appointed as Convener for remaining term: 7 May 2024 - 6 February 2028
Appointed by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body as a Commission Member: 7 February 2022 - 6 February 2028

Latest Register Update
08/05/24 - No changes required

Suzanne Vestri, Convener View Register of Interests

Ashleigh Dunn

Other interests and positions held:

Self-employed consultant providing advice on organisational development / people management
Trustee and Volunteer, Community Church Edinburgh

Appointment Information
Appointed by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body as a Commission Member: 4 March 2019 - 3 March 2025
Latest Register Update
07/05/24 - No changes required

Ashleigh Dunn View Register of Interests

Helen Donaldson

Other interests and positions held:
None
Appointment Information
Appointed by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body as a Commission Member: 1 April 2023 - 31 March 2029
Latest Register Update
07/05/24 - No changes required 

Helen Donaldson View Register of Interests

Lezley Stewart

Other interests and positions held:
Office Holder and Member of the Church of Scotland
Appointment Information
Appointed by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body as a Commission Member: 29 April 2024 - 28 April 2030
Latest Register Update
02/05/24 - Register added

Lezley Stewart View Register of Interests

Morag Ferguson

Other interests and positions held:
None
Appointment Information
Appointed by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body as a Commission Member: 3 June 2024 - 2 June 2030
Latest Register Update
06/06/24 - Register added

Morag Ferguson View Register of Interests