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  • Dr Carol Evans

Dr Carol Evans

 Dr Carol Evans has over 20 years’ experience of strategy development, stakeholder engagement, strategic leadership and leading and driving change in complex organisations in the private, public and third sector. She currently has non-executive roles at Skills Development Scotland and Food Standards Scotland and is a Member of the Accounts Commission for Scotland. She is also Chair of the Friends of Cedarbank charity. She has previous experience as a member of pharmacy and health related boards and government advisory groups and supported the development of regulations, policies and procedures nationally.

Register of interest

  • Date of completion: 31 January 2024
  • Board member: Carol Evans
  • Signature: Signed by Carol Evans on 31 January 2024


Employment or self-employment (include registered name of the company, nature of the company, nature of business and nature of post held):

  • Bield Housing and Care (October 2013 to 1 March 2024). Bield is a regional social landlord/ housing association that offers housing and care to the elderly. I am organisational development partner.
  • Non-executive Director of Food Standards Scotland (FSS) (Jan 2018 to present). FSS is a regulator and parliamentary body.
  • Non-executive Director Skills Development Scotland (SDS) (July 2021 to present). SDS is non-departmental public body (NDPB) skills agency.
  • Commission member for the Accounts Commission for Scotland (1 October 2023 to present). Hold local authorities to account on behalf of the public.

Holding an office (include office held, name of organisation, nature, and regularity of business):

  • None

As a director of an undertaking (include the registered name of the undertaking in which the directorship is held and the nature of the applicable business):

  • None

As a partner in a firm (include registered name of the company and nature of business):

  • None

Undertaking a trade, profession, or vocation or any other work:

  • None 

Any allowance received through memberships of an organisation

All payments such as honoraria and including a statement of whether expenses are paid or not:

  • None

Related undertakings

A description of a directorship that is not remunerated but is of a company which is a parent or subsidiary of a company or undertaking which pays remuneration (include name of subsidiary or parent company or other undertaking and the nature of its business):

  • None


A description of any contract (including its duration but excluding the consideration) which is made between the public body of which you are a member and a firm in which you are a partner, or an undertaking in which you are a director or in which you have shares:

  • None

Houses, land, and buildings

A description of any rights of ownership or other interests that may be significant to, or relevance to, or bear upon, the work or operation of the devolved public body:

  • None

Shares and securities

A description, but not value, of shares or securities in a company, undertaking or organisation that may be significant to, of relevance to, or bear upon, the work or operation of the devolved public body (including the registered name of the company in which you hold shares):

  • Shares in AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Gifts and hospitality

Details of any gifts an hospitality received within your current term of appointment of office:

  • Registered on a separate gifts and hospitality form.

Non-financial interests

A description of such interests as may be significant to, of relevance to, or bear upon, the work or operation of the devolved public body, including without prejudice to that generality membership of or office in:

  • Other public bodies: None
  • Clubs, societies, and, organisations: None
  • Trade unions: None
  • Voluntary organisations: Chair of Cedarbank School Parent Council and Chair of Friends of Cedarbank Charity.

Close family members

A description of the interests of any close family member who has transactions with SEPA or is likely to have transactions or do business with it:

  • None