Senior leadership team

Lorna Jack

Chief Executive
lornajack@lawscot.org.uk
+44 (0) 131 226 7411

Lorna has been Chief Executive at the Law Society since January 2009.  Since joining she has led the Society’s staff team in delivering a program of modernisation, which has included improvements in the Society’s transparency, governance arrangements, outreach to members and stakeholders and business efficiencies. Her current focus is on aligning the Society’s resources against its new strategy Leading Legal Excellence.

Prior to joining the Law Society, Lorna was based in the United States, as President Americas for Scottish Development International, the Scottish Government's trade and investment arm. Previously, Lorna was Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley, one of 12 local enterprise companies covering Scotland. A chartered accountant by profession, and a graduate of Aberdeen University.

Currently, Lorna is a Non Executive Board member of Highlands and Islands Airports Limited and Chair of their Audit Committee as well as a Trustee and Treasurer of the McConnell International Foundation.  She is also a Trustee of Fiscal Affairs Scotland.

 

Liz Campbell

Executive Director of Education, Training and Qualifications
lizcampbell@lawscot.org.uk

Liz leads the team responsible for education, training and qualifications.  This includes policy aspects of pre and post-qualification education and training; accreditation of providers of the components of the route to qualification; the registration and admission of trainee solicitors; the Society’s equality and diversity work; work with schools;  engagement with students and trainee solicitors;  and the development of qualifications to underpin new categories of affiliate membership.  Liz started working at the Law Society of Scotland in 1990 in the Update department before moving to the education and training team where she was appointed Director in October 2000.  She is a graduate of the University of East Anglia and of the Open University, where she obtained her MBA while working at the Society.  Her previous work is in education administration and adult education.

Aileen Caskie

Executive Director of Member Services and Engagement
aileencaskie@lawscot.org.uk

Aileen Caskie is the Society's Executive Director of Member Services and Engagement at the Law Society. Aileen helps to deliver the Society’s ambitious five-year strategy which will see the Society provide tools and services which members can use every day as well as attract 10,000 new members by 2020.

Prior to joining us, Aileen managed her own strategic marketing consultancy Dynamic Heart, where over the last five years she served clients such as the Scottish Government’s IT service, Standard Life, Prudential, Janet and Brightstripe. Previously she spent 15 years in multiple sectors including financial services, technology, not-for-profit and energy in London, Edinburgh and Abu Dhabi. She has covered a number of areas over that time including strategic marketing, new product and service launches, commercial growth and leadership and team management. She has a BA (Hons) in English and is currently completing her Chartered Professional PGDip Marketing at Oxford College of Marketing.  

Kevin Lang

Executive Director of External Relations
kevinlang@lawscot.org.uk

Kevin started working for the Law Society of Scotland in September 2010 after previously working as the Head of Communications for the airport operator BAA Scotland, covering Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports. A graduate from Edinburgh University, Kevin went on to work in the House of Commons, running the busy office of an Edinburgh-based Member of Parliament before returning to Edinburgh in 2004. Kevin now leads the team responsible for the Society's communications, policy work, research and international work.

Ken Tudhope

Executive Director of Finance & Operations
kentudhope@lawscot.org.uk

Ken is responsible for the Society's finance and operations, including the IT platform, budgeting, production of relevant financial information and long-term financial planning for the Society. He has worked with the Society since June 2011 following his role as Head of Finance at Atrium Homes. Prior to that, he spent nine years as an audit partner in the chartered accountancy firm Alexander Sloan, covering both the Glasgow and Edinburgh offices. He was the firm's independent financial adviser as well as money laundering reporting officer. Ken is a graduate of Glasgow University with a degree in political economy.

Philip Yelland

Executive Director of Regulation
philipyelland@lawscot.org.uk

Philip joined the Society in 1990 having previously been a solicitor in private practice in Edinburgh. Initially he worked in the Complaints Department and took charge of that department in 1991. In September 2006 he took over as the Director of Regulation, which covers the teams dealing with complaints, financial compliance/Guarantee Fund, interventions, Regulatory Committee and related policy matters, and the Civil Legal Quality Assurance regime. Philip is also heavily involved in work relating to the implementation of the Legal Services Act around the creation of licensed providers. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Philip worked in the civil service for four years.’