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PAW Scotland - Executive

Our work is set and reviewed by the PAW Scotland Executive Group.

They consider the existing work of the partnership and what should happen next.

Minutes of Executive Group meetings and Reports are available.

Minutes of Plenary Group meetings are available.

So who are the Executive?
Roseanna Cunningham MSP - Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Roseanna Cunningham - Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, and Chair of PAW Scotland

Roseanna Cunningham is the SNP MSP for Perthshire South and Kinross-shire, and was appointed to this Cabinet post in May 2016 - already very familiar with the portfolio having been Minister for the Environment from 2009 to 2011. She also served as Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs from 2011 to 2014, and as Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training from 2014 to 2016.

Roseanna was born in Glasgow and moved to Australia with her family as a child, living and studying there before returning to her native Scotland in 1977. After studying law at Edinburgh University, she worked as a solicitor and Advocate before becoming an MP in 1995, then an MSP in 1999.

Louise Batchelor - Former BBC journalist and Chair of the PAW Scotland Media Sub-group

John Bruce - Director in Scotland, British Deer Society and Chair of Poaching and Coursing Priority Group

Susan Davies - Conservation Director, Scottish Wildlife Trust

Hugh Dignon - Head of Wildlife Management for the Scottish Government

Robbie Kernahan - Head of National Operations Unit for Scottish Natural Heritage and Chair of the PAW Scotland Funding Sub-group.

Sarah-Jane Laing - Executive Director of Scottish Land and Estates.

DCS David McLaren - Police Scotland Detective Chief Superintendent, and Chair of the PAW Scotland Raptor Group

Sgt Andy Mavin - Wildlife Crime Coordinator for Police Scotland and Chair of the PAW Scotland Training and Awareness Sub-group

Duncan Orr-Ewing - Head of Species for RSPB Scotland

Prof. Colin T. Reid - Professor of Environmental Law at the University of Dundee and Chair of the PAW Scotland Legislation, Regulation and Guidance Sub-group

Sara Shaw - Head of Wildlife and Environmental Crime Unit, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Colin Shedden -  ​Director Scotland, British Association for Shooting and Conservation, and Chair of the PAW Scotland Scientific Sub-group

Iain Sime - Freshwater and Wetlands Group Manager, Scottish Natural Heritage and Chair of Freshwater Pearl Mussel Priority Group

Dr Adam Smith - Director Scotland, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust