Neelam Bakshi brings over 30 years of experience in the public sector, including wide ranging governance experience as a member of various public or third sector bodies. She is currently a Board member of the Scottish Ambulance Service (where she chairs the Staff Governance Committee), and a non-legal tribunal member in the Employment Tribunal and in the Social Entitlement Chamber (as a disability qualified member). She was appointed in 2015 as a Public Appointments Adviser, working with the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.
She is a freelance trainer, coach, and consultant specialising in leadership and governance, equality and diversity and personal development. She has experience in human resources, and was a non-executive in the Scottish Government (2010-2015), as well as a councillor and committee chair in the former Strathclyde Regional Council (1990-1996)
Neelam has been appointed for four years from 1 February 2016 to 31 January 2020.