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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 Member of the Commission - Mr Michael McCormick

16th February 2017

The Standards Commission is pleased to announce that Mr Michael McCormick was appointed as a Member of the Standards Commission on 1 February 2017.

Mr McCormick is currently also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of NHS 24 and he periodically performs the role of selector at assessment centres operated by the College of Policing.

Mr McCormick previously competed thirty years in policing in Scotland, serving with Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, Lothian and Borders Police and the Police Service of Scotland.  Joining the service in 1985 as a Constable, he held a wide range of roles from uniform beat duties and a period in the Criminal Investigation Department before working his way through the ranks serving latterly as a Chief Officer in the three forces mentioned including a period as the Deputy Chief Constable in Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary where his duties included providing leadership and direction in respect of conduct and discipline matters.