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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.

New Commission Member

29th April 2024

The Standards Commission is delighted to welcome a new member, Lezley Stewart.

Dr Stewart is a graduate of University of St Andrews and University of Edinburgh, and Princeton and Pittsburgh Seminaries, USA.  She worked for the Church of Scotland for over 25 years in Dundee and Edinburgh, serving as an ordained Office Holder.

Most recently, Dr Stewart was employed as the Recruitment & Support Secretary and Ministries Support Manager for the Church of Scotland with oversight of the recruitment and assessment processes for the Ministries of the Church, and had responsibility for the centralised support provisions and policies for those serving as Office Holders, providing advice and guidance and working with a Code of Conduct.