The team work to make sure that existing and new policies and laws that directly affect your lives take into consideration your rights, and are the best they can possibly be.
Maire McCormack, Head of Policy
Maire heads up the Policy Team, and is in charge of ensuring that law and policy relating to the rights of children and young people is in tip top condition. She also has a stunning jacket for every occasion and is a novice beekeeper.
Nico Juetten, Parliamentary Officer
Nico is a self confessed policy geek. His job involves getting stuck into the small print of new laws and policies that the government and parliament create and makes sure children’s rights are taken into account. He is also the first point of contact for MSPs who want to know what the Commissioner thinks about issues concerning children and young people. He loves his iPhone.
Stefan Stoyanov, Policy Officer
Stefan works closely with his policy colleagues to make sure children rights are at the heart of any Scottish laws affecting children and young people. He leads on the offices’s work around asylum and child trafficking and disability. Stefan hails from Bulgaria originally and loves the theatre, daahling.
Gillian Munro, Information Officer
Gillian (a.k.a ‘the G’) keeps everyone in the office informed about new publications and policies about children and young people’s issues. She is also in charge of all information requests that come to the office too. When she’s not doing that she is more than likely climbing a mountain so her surname is perfect.
Pauline McIntyre, Enquiries Officer
Pauline is one of the people on the other end of the phone if you call the office’s enquiry line. She helps callers find the best people to talk to and where possible gives support and help with regards to the Commissioner’s opinion on specific issues. The Sound of Music is by far one of her favourite things.
Sheila Hamilton, Research Manager
Sheila is in charge of all the research contracts that the office commissions. This means she works with other organisations to produce the research reports that the Commissioner’s office then uses to influence policy and law. She is an experienced practical joker and is often found chortling at her desk over her latest successful exploit.
To contact anyone in the team email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 558 3733