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Meet the team

Photo of Senior Management Team Aaron Ramsay, Jane Thomas, Joseph Kerr, Bill Barron, David Findlay, Mary Ross, John Toal

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 majority of our staff continue to work from home but we do now have some staff who are able to access our office, although the numbers are restricted due to social distancing measures. We will continue to give priority to applications that relate to statutory deadlines, or which concern a Crofting Register forms to notify the Commission that an event has taken 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.

Site visits are still not possible until the government eases the current restrictions on movement. Similarly, no hearings will take place until public meetings (with appropriate social distancing) can take place.

Where possible you should continue to contact us by email info@crofting.gov.scot as although our reception line is operational it is not possible to transfer calls to staff who are working from home. However, staff will respond to any enquiries to our reception line by email.
November 2020.

Crofting Commission, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW

 

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