Neelam Bakshi, a lay member of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, has had her term of appointment extended by six months to 31 July 2020.

The Board has just opened its annual recruitment round for sheriffs and summary sheriffs.

Ms Bakshi has 30 years of operational, strategic and governance experience in the public sector, as an elected councillor, board member, committee chair, and trades union representative. Her professional background includes research, consultancy, coaching, and human resources, with expertise in learning and development, recruitment and selection, equality, diversity and stakeholder engagement. 

She is also a non-legal member of the Employment Tribunal and a disability qualified member of the First-tier Social Entitlement Chamber, as well as a public appointments adviser with the Ethical Standards Commissioner.