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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 Convener

1st September 2021

We are delighted to report that Paul Walker has been appointed as the new Convener of the Standards Commission. Paul has been a member of the Standards Commission since May 2018. His early career encompassed both the public and private sectors, as well as acting as a bridge builder between them when working for trade and employer bodies, including the Confederation of British Industry. He is active in a number of voluntary and community capacities, being engaged in charity-related work, such as with SSAFA (The Armed Forces Charity), and serving as a Justice of the Peace in the Sheriffdom of Tayside, Central and Fife. Paul is looking forward to his new role in leading the Standards Commission and to continuing to work with colleagues to ensure the organisation achieves its strategic aims.