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Our people

Learn more about the different teams within RDS, who leads them and how to get in touch.

Meet the team

We are a small but dedicated team comprising experts in a wide range of disciplines including data, statistics, business management, communications and digital delivery. Together, we’re committed to delivering a world-class service that revolutionises public sector data discovery and access across Scotland.

The team

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Ryan Bremner

Information Governance Officer

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Jo Bruce

Technical Data Manager

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Jen Campbell

Digital Delivery Lead

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Oli Cliffe

Digital Content Editor

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Nora Cooke O'Dowd

Chief Data Officer

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Adam Coulson

Delivery Manager

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Emma Devine

User Engagement Officer

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Rachel Edwards

Public Engagement Officer

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Wendy Fraser

People and Culture Manager

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Aileen Grieve

Data Analyst

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Keith Groat

Technology Support Officer

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Eilidh Guthrie

Partnerships Officer

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Roger Halliday

Chief Executive Officer

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David Jack

Data Acquisition Manager

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Paul Jackson

Data Approvals Transformation Lead

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Allan Johnstone

Operations Director

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Cicely Kerr

Partnerships Manager

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Vicki Madden

Content Designer

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Carly McAllan

Project Officer

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Kate McBay

Information Governance Manager

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Sophie McCall

Senior Data Analyst

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Shona McElroy

Senior Project Manager

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Paul Mills

Head of Finance

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Eleanor Mitchell

Senior Data Analyst

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Jen Muir

Data Analyst

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Allison Noble

Information Governance Officer

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Neha Okhandiar

Communications Manager

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Katie Oldfield

Public Engagement Manager

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Kate Ralton

Project Manager

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Layla Robinson

Chief Partnership and Strategy Officer

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Rosie Seaman

Data Sourcing Manager

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James Shiels

Project Manager

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Stella Telford

Data Analyst

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Natalie Terry

Senior Communications & Engagement Officer

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Hugh Wallace

Chief Information Officer

Insights from the Leadership team

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Our vision for the future

Professor Roger Halliday

Professor Roger Halliday shares his thoughts on our new business plan and outlines RDS's vision and mission for 2024 to 2025 and beyond.

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The power of sharing data beyond a pandemic

Professor Roger Halliday

Professor Roger Halliday reflects on lessons learned from the Government pandemic response, and how we can implement good practice to benefit society in the long term.

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Laying the foundations for innovation

Hugh Wallace

Innovation can only happen after solid foundations have been built. Hugh Wallace, Chief Information Officer, reflects on Digital Scotland 2023 and developing RDS's digital platforms.

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The future of public services: improved and driven by data

Layla Robinson

Chief Partnership & Strategy Officer, Layla Robinson, reflects on the key themes raised at this year's Scotsman Data Conference.

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Why public sector data needs to be transformed

Nora Cooke O'Dowd

Programmes and Data Acquisition Director, Nora Cooke O'Dowd, reflects on her talk at Holyrood Connect’s Public Sector Data Summit.

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Commercial access to public sector data needs to change

Professor Roger Halliday

Professor Roger Halliday discusses the circumstances under which the commercial sector is allowed access to public sector data.

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More about RDS

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Working with us

Find out why we think RDS is a great place to work and what opportunities are available.

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Our partners

We work with the Scottish Government and Scotland’s leading academic and public bodies. 

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Our Board

RDS is committed to transparency. Find out more about our structure, our Board of Directors/Trustees and our history.

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