Tackling Crime and Delivering Justice in Scotland: The Scottish Government's long term vision
Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Scottish Government
Humza Yousaf was born in Glasgow on April 7, 1985. He was educated at Hutchesons' Grammar School and the University of Glasgow, graduating with a degree in Politics. He is also an alumnus of the US State Department's prestigious International Visitor Learning Programme.
He went on to work in the Scottish Parliament as an aide to the late Bashir Ahmad MSP. He was a Parliamentary Liaison Officer to former First Minister Alex Salmond MSP and was elected as an MSP for the Glasgow region in May 2011. He was appointed Minister for External Affairs and International Development in September 2012 before being appointed Minister for Transport and the Islands in May 2016. In June 2018 he was appointed to his current role as Cabinet Secretary for Justice.
Chief Executive, Community Justice Scotland
Karyn worked in the police for 22 years in Sussex, Lancashire, West Mercia, Strathclyde and Police Scotland. In 2016 Karyn took up the post of Chief Executive for Community Justice Scotland.
In 2004 Karyn and John Carnochan set up the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit which addressed violence as a public health problem in Scotland. They developed injury surveillance, gang intervention and gang exit, and focused on preventing knife carrying, injury and passionate advocates of early years support and the role of trauma. She helps support Medics Against Violence charity in Scotland, set up in conjunction with the Violence Reduction Unit.
Karyn trained as a Registered Nurse, has a B.Sc and M.Sc in Psychology and is a fellow by distinction of the Faculty of Public Health. She received Honorary Doctorate from University of Glasgow for work on prevention of violence and an Honorary Masters from the Open University. She was presented with the Presidents Medal from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2018 for work on violence prevention and the Saltire Award. She has worked in a variety of areas within the NHS, East Africa and HM Prisons. She has published work on Armed Robbery teams, Alcohol and Violence Interventions in a clinical setting and Violence Reduction.
She is a Board Member of Simon Community Scotland tackling homelessness and is on the Board of the Scottish Professional Football League.
Chief Executive, Includem
Martin Dorchester became Chief Executive of Includem in March 2018. Previously Martin was the Group Chief Executive of the David MacBrayne Group, including CALMAC Ferries, Argyll Ferries Ltd and Solent Gateway.
In a career spanning 30 years Martin has operated nationally and internationally with organisations covering logistics, technology and finance. As CEO of Dixon's B2B operation Martin built up the largest Apple reseller business in the UK as well as developing a £100m public sector business. Martin was part of the team that brought the 5 radio authorities together to create Ofcom and worked with the London Borough of Hackney on developing its infrastructure for the 2012 Olympics. Martin is also a keen lecturer and academic and has written a number of papers covering areas as diverse as CSR and Emotional Intelligence in Management Development and more recently on children and young people.
Martin is a Co-chair of the Independent Care Review and a Non-executive Director of CCPS. He has held a number of non-executive roles including: Non-executive Director of Traveline Scotland, The Sailors' Orphan Society of Scotland and most recently Transport for Wales. He is a supporter of Social and Community Business and Chaired Firstport Ltd, a start-up funding organisation for social enterprises.
MD, Tern Business Systems Design Ltd and Lead Designer for the CLF and SCP projects
John’s specialisation and passion is around systems development for dynamic transformational change and the development of leaders with the skills and resilience to thrive in this uncertain environment. His background includes the military, learning systems designer, strategic change and for the last 21 years he has run his own consultancy company specialising in integrating business and people strategies. This has included work with clients in the UK and across Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and America.
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