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 here.

Executive Management Team Members

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Principal Reporter/Chief Executive Officer – Neil Hunter
Salary band as of 1 April 2024: £100,000-£105,000

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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Head of Human Resources  – Susan Deery
Salary band as of 1 April 2024: £80,000-£85,000

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 Head of Human Resources , 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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Head of Practice and Policy – Alistair Hogg
Salary band as of 1 April 2024: £80,000-£85,000

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.

Lisa Bennett EMT

Head of Strategy & Organisational Development – Lisa Bennett
Salary band as of 1 April 2024: £80,000-£85,000

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 – Helen Etchells
Salary band as of 1 April 2024: £80,000-£85,000

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.


Senior Operational Manager – Paul Mulvanny
Salary band as of 1 April 2024: £80,000-£85,000

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

Head of Digital – Douglas Cameron
Salary band as of 1 April 2024: £80,000-£85,000

Before joining SCRA in 2005 Douglas was a children and families social work manager. Douglas implemented SCRA’s Victim Information Service nationally before working in Operational Development, delivering Practice Audit. Since 2011 he has managed SCRA’s IT and Digital Teams.

Douglas leads the Digital Service, as Head of Digital Development since November 2023; he is responsible for SCRA’s Digital Strategy and effectively delivering innovative and sustainable business systems.


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