FOI - Equality and diversity

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Ref No.: 03 21
Request Type: FOI
Date Received: 20/03/21
Date Responded: 15/04/21
Category: Equality & Diversity

Request

Please could you supply me with the following information on gender balance in the organisation?

  1. How many women are now on the board of your organisation and how many people of other genders are there?
  2. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a woman or someone of another gender?
  3. What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the organisation?

In addition, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information about board members.

  1. Please supply the names of everyone currently on the board along with their registers of interest and the date that their register was last updated.
  2. Please supply details of any payments made to any of the board members in the last 12 months, and a summary of the purpose of each payment.

Please do not send the requested information in pdf format files. I would prefer to receive the requested information by email in a machine readable format such as MS Excel

Response

Question

Response

How many women are now on the board of your organisation and how many people of other genders are there?

The Commission is chaired by Professor Donald MacRae (M). There are three non-executive members (Robin McGill (M), Jo Armstrong (F), and Ann Allen (F)). The Chief Executive, Alan Sutherland (M), is also a member of the Commission.

Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a woman or someone of another gender?

No.

What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the organisation?

M - £39,465, F -   £38,279.

Please supply the names of everyone currently on the board along with their registers of interest and the date that their register was last updated.

Please see additional table below.

Please supply details of any payments made to any of the board members in the last 12 months, and a summary of the purpose of each payment.

No payments have been made to any board member within the last 12 months out with their salary. Further information on board salaries can be found within our Annual Report which is available here.

WICS registers of interest as at March 2021.

Name Position Paid Directorships Paid Employment Shareholdings/Beneficial Interests Political Interests Houses, Land and Buildings Miscellaneous Significant Interests Gifts Etc
Alan Sutherland Chief Executive None None None None None Member of governing board of UNESCO, Centre of water law, policy and science, Dundee University. Member of the OECD's Network of Energy Regulators None
Donald MacRae Commission Chair Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) Lloyds Banking Group (until Nov '15)
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)
None None None Governour, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Member Advisory Board Interface, Director of Scottish Growth Fund LLP of Social Investment Scotland  (SIS) from 01/05/19.
None
Robin McGill Commission Member / Audit and Risk Committee Chair None None None None None None None
Ann Allen Commission Member None None None None None None None
Jo Armstrong Commission Member Non-Executive Director, The Wheatley Housing Group (also Board Appointed NED on the GHA) Chair,  HUB West Scotland Ltd Consultancy Work Armstrong & Armstrong Ltd
Share Portfolio (managed on discretionary basis by KPW Investments)
None None Chair on OFGEM ENIC Expert Group, Member of Consumers and Markets Ministerial Taskforce, Member of IoD Scotand Advisory Board, Fellow IoD Scottish Government Drinks Reception at Bute House 12/06/18.

 

 

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