Karen Reid

Member of Court

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Karen Reid is the Chief Executive of Perth and Kinross Council.  Prior to this, she held the post of Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate and during 2017 she also provided interim Chief Executive leadership of Education Scotland, and led both organisations.  She is one of Scotland’s foremost leaders in public sector design, delivery, scrutiny and improvement and is committed to improving outcomes for people and communities. Karen is qualified in accountancy and communications/public relations and has formal certification in international regulation, coaching and mediation.

Karen is a lay member of the University Court at the University of Dundee, Chair of the University Audit & Risk Committee, member of the Ministerial Strategic Mental Health Delivery Board in Scotland and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Start of Term on Court 1 August 2015
Employment (other than University of Dundee)

Chief Executive, Perth & Kinross Council

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