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Meet the team

Senior Management Team

Bill Barron, Chief Executive 

Responsible for the overall operations and management of the Crofting Commission, including financial controls.  Oversees the delivery of effective, consistent and transparent regulatory services.  Also ensures that Ministers, the Commission's Convener and Commissioners receive accurate information and objective advice, and that the Commission executes its statutory duties and powers fully and effectively.  Has a central role in building on external relations, co-operation and communications with key stakeholders and the wider public.

Aaron Ramsay, Head of Digital & Improvements Services

Overall responsibility for Information Services and improvement activities & efficiencies across the organisation.  Also has responsibility for GIS.

Jane Thomas, Head of Compliance

Responsibility for Complaints, Freedom of Information requests, Data Protection/GDPR, leading on Equality & Diversity, Gaelic Language officer and Standards Officer.

Joseph Kerr, Head of Regulatory Support 

Responsibility for the overall management of the regulatory support team, which includes residency & land use.

David Findlay, Solicitor 

Responsible for providing the Commission with expert legal advice and deals with litigation involving the Commission.

Mary Ross, Temporary Head of Operations & Workforce

Responsibility for Regulatory and Customer Services teams, as well as Croft Registration.

John Toal,  Head of Policy

Supports the Board in formulating strategic policy on a range of external and internal issues in pursuit of their operating objectives. Responsible for overall management of Grazings Team.

Meet the team

Covid -19

UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS
The Commission is now accepting new applications, but as all staff continue to work from home and the office remains closed, these will be processed more slowly than usual. Any applications that relate to statutory deadlines, or which concern a Crofting Register form to notify the Commission that an event has taken place, will be given priority over other applications.

Where applications require a site visit, it will not be possible for any site visit to be carried out until the government eases the current restrictions on movement.Where any application involves a hearing, no hearings will take place until the current restrictions on movement are eased and the government has advised that public meetings (with appropriate physical distancing) can take place.

Approved Applications:

If you are a crofter who has had an application approved by the Commission within the last 3 months
Please read this important information regarding effecting Commission regulatory decisions.

You can continue to contact us by email info@crofting.gov.scot and although we are now in a position to deal with phone calls to our reception line, few staff have access to work phones to make return calls and therefore the service will be limited. We would therefore ask that you continue to contact us via email.

The Commission understands that this is a difficult time for all concerned, but we wish to reassure crofters and their agents that we will continue to work to restore normal levels of service. It is unlikely that this can be fully restored until the government permits offices to reopen and for various restrictions on movements and meetings to be eased.
20 May 2020.

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