SNAP Leadership Panel

The SNAP Leadership Panel is a partnership involving different stakeholders. It is co-chaired by the Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Scottish Government, and includes members who are rights holders, civil society and duty bearer (public body) representatives.

The Panel’s role

The Panel will build on the development work already carried out on Scotland’s next SNAP. The members will work together – collaboratively and as equals – to review, revise, finalise and launch Scotland’s next SNAP. After SNAP is launched, the Panel will monitor and oversee its implementation.

Panel members

These are the members of the SNAP Leadership Panel appointed in March 2022:

  • Dr Anna Black, Commissioner, Scottish Human Rights Commission (co-Chair)
  • Trevor Owen, Head of Human Rights Strategy and Legislation, Scottish Government (co-Chair)
  • Alessa Raine Catterall
  • Alex Thorburn
  • Anna-Ruth Cockerham
  • Charlie McMillan, Chief Executive, Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD)
  • Clare Gallagher, Human Rights Officer, CEMVO Scotland
  • Clare MacGillivray, Director, Making Rights Real (MRR)
  • Fiona Taylor (alternate), DCC Professionalism, Digital and Transformation, Police Scotland
  • Gordon Paterson, Director for Social Care, NHS Education for Scotland
  • Heather Ford
  • Henry Mathias, Head of Professional Standards and Practice, Care Inspectorate
  • Hussein Patwa
  • John Wilkes, Head of Scotland, Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
  • Lorraine Cook (deputising), Policy Manager, Confederation of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
  • Malcolm Foley, Chair, Dumfries and Galloway Poverty and Inequality Partnership (DGPIP)
  • Malcolm Graham (alternate), DCC Crime and Operational Support, Police Scotland
  • Mhairi Snowden, Director, Human Rights Consortium Scotland (HRCS)
  • Michael Heffernan
  • Nicola Dickie, Director of People Policy, Confederation of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
  • Nicola McCallum
  • Pat Scrutton
  • Rob Gowans, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)
  • Sam Gluckstein, Human Rights Lead/Inspector and NPM Coordinator, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons Scotland (HMIPS)
  • Sam Smith, CEO, C-Change Scotland
  • Shaben Begum
  • Shubhanna Hussain-Ahmed
  • Susan Docherty

How the Panel works

The Terms of Reference (this link will take you away from our website) for the period 2022 to 2025 includes information about how the Panel works, and its focus. The Panel is supported by the SNAP Secretariat.

Panel news and updates

You can find news and updates about the SNAP Leadership Panel here.

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