Our governance

The Chief Executive Officer, Derek Mitchell, took up the post on 28 August 2017.

The Board of Trustees is elected by member bureaux through the Annual General Meeting. 

The Board of Trustees meets at least five times a year to decide the overall policy of Citizens Advice Scotland.  The Board of Trustees is also responsible for financial resources and employment policy at Citizens Advice Scotland and acts as the national voice of member bureaux.

The Board of Directors for 2023-24 is:

  • Chair: Simon Rennie, External Trustee
  • Vice Chair: Anna Evans, External Trustee
  • Alana Forsyth, Bureau Trustee (Glasgow North West CAB)
  • Beth Knight Yamamoto, External Trustee
  • David Dunn, External Trustee
  • Gil Long, Bureau Trustee (Parkhead CAB)
  • Jane Adams, Bureau Trustee (Perth CAB)
  • Lewis Woollett, External Trustee
  • Martin Fotheringham, Bureau Trustee (Renfrewshire CAB)
  • Sandra Heidinger, External Trustee
  • Steve Rowan, Bureau Trustee (Inverness, Badenoch & Strathspey CAB)
  • Valerie Maehle, Bureau Trustee (Aberdeen CAB)
  • Vicky Di Ciacca, External Trustee