New Scottish Information Commissioner to be approved by Parliament

31/01/2012

The Scottish Parliament will tomorrow be asked to approve the nomination of Rosemary Agnew as the new Scottish Information Commissioner.

Mrs Agnew, who is currently the Chief Executive of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, is set to replace Kevin Dunion who leaves office on 23 February 2012.

Created under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the Scottish Information Commissioner is responsible for enforcing and promoting Scotland’s freedom of information legislation.

The appointment will be for a fixed term of six years and attracts a salary of £78,000 per annum. The Parliament will be invited to agree Mrs Agnew’s nomination before the recommendation goes to Her Majesty The Queen for formal appointment. If approved, it is expected that Mrs Agnew will take up post in April.

Biographical Information

Prior to her work with the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, Mrs Agnew worked for the Local Government Ombudsman for 8 years. Throughout her career she has been committed to the principles of accountability and transparency and has worked with a range of public and private sector organisations to deliver service and procedural improvements.

Text of Motion to be approved by Parliament on 1 February 2012

That the Parliament nominates Rosemary Agnew to Her Majesty The Queen, for appointment as the Scottish Information Commissioner.

  • Picture of Rosemary Agnew. © Scottish Legal Complaints Commission

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