Lay members

Susan Carter

Clydesdale Bank, UK Head of Professional Services Sector

Sue Carter, UK Head of Professional Services Sector at the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, has worked in the banking industry for more than 30 years. She has an MBA in Legal Practice Management, and has worked with legal firms for over 15 years.

Christopher Fraser

Joined Council: June 2011

Practising Certificate Sub-Committee
Professional Conduct Sub-Committee
Professional Practice (Rules & Waivers) Sub-Committee
Professional Practice Committee

Christopher is a retired chartered surveyor having worked in the Valuation Office Agency of the Inland Revenue for 33 years. Christopher also serves as a trustee on the Board of Management, Inverness Harbour Trust, and as a member on the Board of Management, Cairn Housing Association.

Fiona Larg

Chief operating officer and university secretary of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Catriona Maclean

Scottish Government

Liam McCabe

Director of Finance of the University of Stirling

Joined Council: March 2013

Liam is the Convener of the Soceity's Audit Committee.

Liam became the Director of Finance of the University of Stirling in April 2009. He previously worked at Queen Margaret University.



John Reid

Joined Council: June 2011

John is the Executive Chairman of Limpet Technology, a company which has developed a climb assist/fall prevention product for use on wind turbines and oil platforms.

John is also the author of Ideas to Reality, a self-help business book for converting business ideas into reality.

Christine Walsh


Christine Walsh, owner of PeopleXtra, a human resources consultancy, has more
than 20 years' experience working in human resources and has held senior
positions in a wide variety of commercial environments

Graham Watson

Strategic leadership and corporate finance advisory

Graham Watson is chief executive of Positive Leadership, a strategic leadership consulting firm. He is a chartered accountant and non-executive director of North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd, where he also holds a position as chair of the audit committee.