Anna Fowlie is replacing Henry Simmons
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) chief executive Anna Fowlie has been appointed to the Fair Work Convention.
The convention has welcomed five new members bringing a range of skills and experience to meet key challenges ahead.
Fowlie will bring with her a drive to support Scotland’s communities and to address poverty and inequality.
She said: “I’m really excited to be joining the Fair Work Convention, taking over from Henry Simmons of Alzheimer’s Scotland. Henry has contributed to the convention since it was set up and led its work on social care, so they’re big shoes to fill.”
Fair work is crucial if Scotland is going to respond effectively to the pandemic and the climate emergency, to achieve its ambition to reduce inequality and child poverty, and be a country where all can contribute and benefit. .
The new members of the Fair Work Convention come from a variety backgrounds across the public, private, voluntary sectors and Scotland’s trade unions, bringing with them an unparalleled collective understanding of Scotland’s workplaces and labour market and a commitment to fair work and high quality, innovative work practice. The other new members are:
· Aileen McLeod, director of business planning and commercial for Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSE) who brings a passion not only for fair work but for issues around sustainability and the need for Scotland to respond effectively to the climate emergency.
· Chris Westcott, HR director - Europe & Asia for Johnson Matthey who brings an international human resources perspective and experience of supporting cultural change in workplaces and employee-led productivity improvement.
· Jim Savege, chief executive, Aberdeenshire Council who brings extensive experience from local government and an important perspective from the North East of Scotland.
· Roz Foyer, general secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) who brings with her a passion for fair work and improving outcomes for workers across the economy.