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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

13th March 2023

We are delighted to welcome a new Standards Commission Member, Anne-Marie O'Hara, who started in post today.

Anne-Marie has worked in various property, charity and grant-giving roles. She was Head of the Capital Team at The BIG Lottery Fund and led the Property Planning, Projects and European Funding Team at the National Trust for Scotland. Anne-Marie retired recently from her post as CEO of an Edinburgh-based charity and social enterprise providing affordable space for the third sector. 

Anne-Marie is on the Board of The Ethical Property Company and chairs their Governance & Human Resources Committee. She is a non-executive Director of Eala Impacts CIC and Chair of the charity Co-Housing for Independent Living.