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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 Standards Commission Member - Helen Donaldson

5th April 2023

We are delighted to welcome another new Standards Commission Member, Helen Donaldson.

Helen enjoyed a long career in education, working locally and nationally, initially as an English teacher in Stirling and in Angus. Thereafter she moved to more strategic roles firstly as a literacy development officer before taking on leadership responsibilities in Aberdeenshire as a Quality Improvement Officer then Acting Head of Early Years. Helen continued in local authority work as Head of Education and Inclusion in Aberdeen City with wide ranging responsibilities, working closely with local councillors, outside agencies and officers from across the Council. Other roles have included working on the National Improvement Framework with Education Scotland and the Scottish Government’s Learning Directory.