Terms of reference of the Scottish Committee

Bearing in mind the distinctive nature of the educational structure and qualification systems, the legal framework, and the administrative funding arrangements in Scotland; the educational, social, cultural and economic relevance of higher education in Scotland:

The Scottish Committee is asked to consider within the Terms of Reference of the main Committee:

  • the distinctive aspects of Scottish higher education which need to be taken into account by the Committee of Inquiry;
  • the potential contribution of, and the requirement for and of, Scottish higher education, in the Scottish, UK and international context; and
  • factors particularly relevant to the future shape, range, organisation and funding of Scottish higher education;

and advise the Committee of Inquiry accordingly.

Membership of the Scottish Committee

Sir Ron Garrick (Chairman)*
Managing Director/Chief Executive, Weir Group plc

Professor John Arbuthnott*
Principal & Vice Chancellor, University of Strathclyde

Professor Sir James Armour Emeritus
Professor, former Vice Principal and Former Professor in Veterinary Parasitology, University of Glasgow

Sir Ron Dearing*
Chairman, National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education

Ms Zoe Heathcote
Former President of Edinburgh University Students Association (1995/1996); Administrative Officer (College Liaison and Quality Assurance), The Academic Registrars Department, University of Southampton

Ms Ann Kettle
Senior Lecturer, Department of Medieval History, University of St Andrews

Ms Janet Lowe
Principal, Lauder College

Professor John McClelland CBE
Vice President, Worldwide Manufacturing, Digital Ltd

Mr Finbarr Moynihan
Principal, Holyrood Secondary School

Mr David Pigott
Chief Executive, Edinburgh Healthcare NHS Trust

Sir William Stewart
Special Adviser to the Principal, University of Edinburgh

Dr Joan Stringer
Principal and Vice Patron, Queen Margaret College

Sir Ron Dearing's alternate

Sir William Stubbs*
Rector, the London Institute

*Members of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education

Members of the Secretariat to the Scottish Committee

Ms Jane W Denholm

Mr Conrad Benefield
Assistant Secretary

Ms Andrea Kupferman-Hall
Policy Adviser

Ms Kareena Sanderson
Support Assistant