Our Senior Management


SCRA’s senior management meets regularly as the Executive Management Team (EMT) to discuss corporate direction and strategy, policy approval, corporate and operational planning and resourcing, organisational performance and corporate governance.

Senior Management (Executive Management Team) meetings papers can be found by clicking on the arrow to the right of ‘Our Senior Management’.


Executive Management Team Members

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Principal Reporter/Chief Executive Officer – Neil Hunter

Neil Hunter became Principal Reporter/Chief Executive of the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration in April 2011. Neil has held previous operational and strategic posts across Social Work and Health Care Services in Glasgow/Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Until December 2010 Neil was the Director of West Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP). For 5 years prior to that he led the Addictions Partnership for the City of Glasgow. Both of these posts were joint NHS/Local Authority appointments.


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Human Resources Manager – Susan Deery

Susan has provided HR advice to SCRA since 1996, prior to which she worked in Local Authorities. She has been a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development since 1999.

Since 2006, in her current role of HR Manager, Susan has led out the HR Business Partner model which has improved the services of HR support and advice to management teams. She also manages the Transactions Team.

Susan has responsibility for ensuring strategic workforce, partnership and HR advice to the organisation whilst retaining close links to Localities through the HR Business Partners.


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Senior Operational Manager – Alistair Hogg

Alistair has been a Reporter since 2000. The formation of localities resulted in him becoming an LRM for Central Locality, and in 2012 was seconded as LRM to South East Locality based in Edinburgh. He became SOM for NorthWest Area in November 2012.

As SOM, Alistair has a responsibility to support the localities of Highlands and Islands, Grampian, North Strathclyde and Glasgow. In addition to his area responsibilities Alistair is also the lead for the Business Continuity Plan.


(Pic: Tom Finnie (22.1.2015) Scottish Children's Reporter Administration: Executive Management Team member Ed Morrison, Head of Finances and Resources.

Head of Finance and Resources – Ed Morrison

Ed joined SCRA in 1995 following 10 years in Local Government Finance with Perth and Kinross Council. As Head of Finance and Resources, Ed is responsible for the delivery of all financial and risk management operations within the organisation.

As well as managing the Finance Team, Ed also has responsibility for the Property Team, Procurement function and providing support to the organisation’s Audit Committee.


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Senior Operational Manager – Tom Philliben

Tom has been a Reporter since 1986, working in a number of authorities, before becoming Reporter Manager of South West Region in 1996 when SCRA was created. He is currently Senior Operational Manager for East and Central West areas.

He was also for a time Director of Operations and Acting Principal Reporter in Head Office.


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Head of Practice and Policy – Malcolm Schaffer

Malcolm has been a Reporter since 1974, in Tayside and Edinburgh. In 1996 he became Reporter Manager for the East Region, responsible for the planning, management and direction of regional operations to ensure the delivery of effective and high quality services to children and families.

In 2009 Malcolm was appointed to the new post of Head of Practice and Policy – he has responsibility to lead, direct and develop practice and policy across SCRA, and to facilitate and nurture best practice across the service.


Lisa Bennett EMT

Head of Strategy & Organisational Development – Lisa Bennett

Lisa joined SCRA in 2004 as Corporate Performance Analyst and became Data manager in 2007 responsible for the Data team, the data warehouse and all reporting outputs.

She was appointed as Head of Strategy & Organisational Development in August 2015 and is responsible for SCRA’s commitment to quality, planning and performance, Organisational development and programme delivery.


 Senior Management (EMT) Salaries

As a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) SCRA is required to publish information about salaries over £58,000. Click Here to view details.

For more details about additional information published by SCRA, please visit the Freedom of Information section of our website.

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