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
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.
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.
Head of Practice and Policy – Alistair Hogg
Alistair became a Children’s Reporter in 2000. The formation of Localities across SCRA resulted in him becoming a Locality Reporter Manager (LRM) for Central Locality, and in 2012 was seconded as LRM to South East Locality based in Edinburgh. He became Senior Operational Manager for the North West Area in November 2012, covering Highlands and Islands, Grampian, North Strathclyde and Glasgow.
Alistair took over the role of Head of Practice and Policy at the start of June 2019. He has responsibility to lead, direct and develop practice and policy across SCRA and to facilitate and nurture best practice across the service.
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.
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 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.
Senior Operational Manager – Helen Etchells
Helen joined SCRA in 2012 as a Reporter in Glasgow and became a Locality Reporter Manager in Ayrshire in 2017. She was appointed Senior Operational Manager for North and West Scotland in August 2019.
Before joining SCRA, Helen was a solicitor in private practice and industry, specialising in commercial property.
Paul Mulvanny – Senior Operational Manager
Paul became Senior Operational Manager for the Central and East Area in August 2019. Prior to taking up the post he was the Operational Lead for the Digital Delivery Programme and continues in this role.
Paul joined SCRA in 2001 working as a Reporter in Edinburgh. He has worked in nationally in Operational Development delivering the Practice Audit. In 2009 Paul became the Authority Reporter in the Scottish Borders and following the formation of Localities he was, for a short period, Locality Reporter Manager in Tayside/ Fife before returning to Edinburgh in 2011 as Locality Reporter Manager for South East.
Prior to joining SCRA, Paul worked in children and families social work in Edinburgh and Glasgow