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Portfolio Sponsor

Summary of the group: David Wallace as Chief Executive has a direct relationship with Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice because Social Security Scotland delivers services on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

Social Security Scotland is also part of the Scottish Government and there needs to be a strong link between the two. The role of the Portfolio Sponsor is to provide the connection between David as Chief Executive and the relevant Portfolio within Scottish Government.

Louise Macdonald, Director General Communities (DG) is our Scottish Government Portfolio Sponsor. Louise is responsible for ensuring that Social Security Scotland is part of DG Communities portfolio management arrangements including business planning, finance & performance reporting, and risk management.

More detail about the role of Portfolio Sponsor can be found in our Framework Document.

Frequency of meetings: Quarterly


  • Louise Macdonald, DG Communities - Portfolio Sponsor and Chair
  • David Wallace, Chief Executive
  • Chris Creegan, Social Security Scotland Non-executive
  • Manish Joshi, Scottish Government Non-executive

Other senior members within Scottish Government and Social Security Scotland may also be invited to participate on an ad hoc basis, depending on the agenda item being discussed.

Meeting minutes

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