Neelam Bakshi brings over 30 years of experience in the public sector, including wide ranging governance experience as non-executive Board member of various bodies including the Scottish Ambulance Service (where she chairs the Staff Governance Committee) and Scottish Government Audit and Risk Committees (2010-2015).
She is a freelance trainer, coach and consultant specialising in equality and diversity, public sector equality duties, and personal development. She was appointed in 2015 as a Public Appointments Adviser, working with the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland and has been a lay member of Employment Tribunals since 1992.
Neelam was a councillor and committee chair in the former Strathclyde Regional Council (1990-1996) and during 2016, will conclude her roles as a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland Committee and the BBC Scotland Audience Council.
Neelam has been appointed for four years from 1 February 2016 to 31 January 2020