About us


A number of experts and stakeholders provide advice to the Board on a range of issues as needed.  These include representatives of

  • UK and Scottish Governments;
  • the Electoral Commission;
  • the professional associations that represent those who work in the field, including the AEA, SOLAR and SOLACE.

The advisers who regularly attend board meetings include

  • Andy O'Neill - Head of Electoral Commission, Scotland
  • Mark Conaghan - Depute Returning Officer (Renfrewshire) and representative of the Elections Working Group of SOLAR 
  • Andy Hunter  Association of Electoral Administrators, Scotland and Northern Ireland Branch 
  • Maria McCann - Scottish Government
  • Paul Docker - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities