Audit committee

Jayne Scott

Jayne ScottA non-executive director at Registers of Scotland and Chair of the audit committee, Jayne has a deep knowledge of public sector finance, governance and risk management. Jayne is a chartered accountant by profession and outside of her role at RoS, she is a panel member for the Competition and Markets Authority and has recently been appointed to the Consumer Challenge Board for Heathrow Airport's next price review. She is also a board member with the Marine Management Organisation, is Deputy Chairman of The Private Healthcare Information Network and has her own management consultancy firm with her husband, The Scott Ross Partnership, which works on projects mostly in the health and education sectors.

Jayne was awarded the Finance Director of the Year title for the Public Sector in Scotland in 1998 which led to her taking on non-executive directorships. She has since worked with different organisations, supporting them through change and developing a deep understanding of economic regulation in the process.

The most rewarding part of her role at RoS, Jayne says, is seeing the changes made so far as a result of the organisation’s business transformation programme, including the introduction of smart working at RoS’s St Vincent Plaza offices.

The most interesting fact she has also learned about RoS is that the Sasine Register is 400 hundred years old and is the oldest national land register in the world: “This reminded me of the historic place in which we live and Register of Scotland’s key role in that history”.

Andrew Harvey

Andrew HarveyAndrew is a consultant working with clients in both the public and private sectors on communications, change management and governance. He also has commercial experience as an executive board member across a range of sectors including passenger transport, professional services and property.

Other interests outside his non-executive director role at RoS include Non-Executive Director and Chair, HR and Remuneration Committee, at the Independent Office for Police Conduct; Chair of Northumberland-based Queen’s Hall Arts and Non-Executive Director at Northumbria Students’ Union. He is also Panel Chair for Mental Health Act appeals at the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust, Deputy Chair of the Investigating Committee at the General Pharmaceutical Council and a Chair of Fitness to Practise panels at the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

His proudest achievement over his career so far is leading the team which set up the initial call centre for Virgin Trainline. It has since grown to be the largest online ticket retailer in the UK.

He adds the most rewarding part of his role at RoS is working with staff as the organisation undergoes its digital transformation programme. He believes the public will be able to “see and feel that commitment and it will have a positive impact on their experience of Registers of Scotland”.

Andrew says the most interesting fact he has learned about RoS is the range of records and documents the organisation is responsible for on behalf of the people of Scotland. He adds: “I’d like to spend time understanding more about the Chancery and Judicial registers. Each register reflects the life of Scotland and the changes over the centuries”.

Chris Andrew

C AndrewAs well as his role as non-executive audit committee member at RoS, Chris is senior audit manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Previous roles have included Executive Director of Corporate Services at ENABLE Scotland, Senior Audit Manager at KPMG and Company Secretary. Also, a Director of Assurance Services for the Student Loans Company where he ensured that all necessary corporate governance requirements were complied with.

Chris brings a wide range of skills to RoS and has extensive experience of compliance, internal audit, legal, risk management, counter fraud, and security and information assurance. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

Stephanie Kerr

S KerrStephanie is a non-executive audit committee member.

She has spent the majority of her career in private industry driving digital strategies and business transformation across multiple sectors including insurance and financial services.

She brings a range of knowledge and skills to her role at Registers of Scotland including programme delivery and business change. Stephanie graduated with a BSc in mathematics and computing from Staffordshire University.

Stephanie is the Founder and CEO of Amber Limited which offers consultancy, IT and project services for business and government.

In 2015, Stephanie also took up a non-executive director role at Disclosure Scotland.