Sheenagh Adams wins IoD Scotland award

Sheenagh Adams, the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland, has been named as IoD Scotland’s Regional Director 2016 for Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders at the Institute of Directors Scotland awards last night [Thursday 23 March 2017].

Picked from an exceptionally strong shortlist, from right across Scotland, the winners were announced by ceremony host Grant Stott in a night celebrating business leadership at the Crowne Plaza, Glasgow.

David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, noted a 25 per cent increase in nominations this year and commented it was: “pleasing to see so many businesses recognising good leadership, and thriving across a diverse range of industries and sectors”.

Sheenagh commented on winning the award: “I am delighted to have been chosen from such a strong and varied field as winner of Regional Director for Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders 2016. Leading Registers of Scotland (RoS) through its current programme of digital and business transformation is a challenging but exciting time and this award is recognition, not only for me but  for the staff at RoS who are enabling and delivering that change.”

“We have a lot to celebrate this year; the General Register of Sasines, one of our main registers, is 400 years old on 28 June and this award is another fantastic achievement for the organisation in 2017.”

Notes to editors

  • Registers of Scotland (RoS) is the non-ministerial government department responsible for compiling and maintaining 18 public registers. These relate to land, property and other legal documents.
  • Sheenagh Adams, Keeper of the Registers of Scotland has overall responsibility for leading and managing the organisation.
  • This includes the world’s oldest national public land register, the Sasine Register which celebrates its 400th anniversary in 2017 on June 28.
  • Sheenagh has over 20 years’ experience as a civil servant and 11 years in local government.
  • Sheenagh joined RoS in April 2006 as managing director and became the first ever female keeper in 2009.

For more information contact Barry Connolly, Senior Communications Manager, Registers of Scotland on barry.connolly@ros.gov.uk or 0131 528 3792.