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Lorraine McMillan

Lorraine McMillan retired from her role as Chief Executive of East Renfrewshire Council in 2023. Prior to her role in local government, she held roles in economic development, latterly as Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise Renfrewshire. Lorraine is a chartered physicist and has retained her interest in technology throughout her career and was the local Government lead for digital technology setting up the Local Government Digital Office and co- chairing the national Digital Health and Care Board. She served previously as a non-executive member of the Board of the Scottish Funding Council and the Improvement Service and is presently a Trustee of SCIAF.

Register of interest

  • Date of completion: 9 February 2024
  • Board member: Lorraine Anne McMillan
  • Signature: Signed by Lorraine McMillan on 9 February 2024


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

  • Self-employed as Lorraine McMillan as a consultant or facilitator, primarily around leadership and digital leadership.

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

  • Only as described under self-employment.

Any allowance received through memberships of an organisation

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

  • Director and Trustee of SCIAF (the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund) a registered charity SCO012302 and company SC197327. No remuneration or allowance is paid but travel expenses can be paid if incurred.

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, of relevance to, or bear upon, the work or operation of the devolved public body:

  • None (Joint ownership of family home only).

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):

  • None (No shares held above 1% or £25k in any company).

Gifts and hospitality

Details of any gifts and hospitality 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:

  • Other public bodies: None
  • Clubs, societies, and organisations: Advisor to the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, a Trust and registered charity SCO18140; Member of the Institute of Physics and Chartered Physicist.
  • Trade unions: None
  • Voluntary organisations: None.

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.

  • 2 close family members work for Aecom a civil engineering consultancy.