The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Lindsay Montgomery CBE, FRSE, as its new lay Chairing Member. The appointment is for four years, from 1 January 2022.
Lindsay has substantial experience in the management, leadership and governance of public bodies. His past roles include Chief Executive of the Scottish Legal Aid Board, Deputy Chair and later Chair of the Scottish Charity Regulator, Chair of Community Justice Scotland and Chair of the NDPB Chief Executive's Forum. He has also worked in different Government departments, including HM Treasury.
Lindsay has extensive experience and knowledge of Scotland’s justice system drawn from a wide range of previous roles, including membership of the Scottish Civil Justice Council, the Scottish Government Justice Board and the National Criminal Justice Board. He has also been a member of several policy and reference groups for reviews of aspects of the justice system in Scotland. He is a visiting professor in the School of Law at the University of Strathclyde with a focus on legal aid and access to justice, and Vice Chair of the International Legal Aid Group. In 2009 he was awarded a CBE for his services to the administration of justice.
The Board has also recently welcomed two new members: Emma Marriott, who was appointed as a Lay Member on 1 December, and Sheriff Principal Aisha Anwar, who was appointed as a Judicial Member on 1 January.
Emma brings a wealth of recruitment experience to the Board. Having led a successful construction recruitment business as Managing Director, she embarked on a career in consultancy in 2019. She also sits on the Board of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre. Sheriff Principal Anwar joined the judiciary as a part-time sheriff in 2011, before being appointed as a resident sheriff at Glasgow Sheriff Court in 2014 and then as Sheriff Principal for South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway in 2020.