Billy Harkness

Billy Harkness - Director of People

Director of People

Billy Harkness is responsible for digital, security and enterprise risk, programme and planning, and talent and culture.

A career civil servant, Billy worked in various registration departments before becoming head of HR in 2002. He became HR and estates Director in 2008 and was appointed to the RoS Board the following year. He became corporate services director in 2014 and, following a restructure in 2017, is currently Corporate Director. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Recently, Billy has successfully delivered a major project to maximise value from the organisation’s estate and IT, including the move to a modern smart-working office at St Vincent Plaza, Glasgow.


Expenses since 2020 are lower than normal because of COVID-19 pandemic.

Billy's expenses 2023 to 2024

Billy's expenses 2022 to 2023

Billy's expenses 2021 to 2022

Billy's expenses 2020 to 2021

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