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Senior staff salaries

In line with the Scottish Government guidelines we disclose the names, job titles and salary details of senior management staff.

Scottish Ministers have asked that each Scottish NDPB (Non-Departmental Public Body) and Public Corporation publish the names, salaries and other information of senior staff on their website.

Senior management staff are selected by reference to the seniority of role and therefore we have published details of our Chief Executive and Directors.

The information published below is correct as of 31 March 2018.

Name Job title Pay grade Salary (within a £5k range)
Alex Paterson Chief Executive Band 2 £115,000 - £120,000
Dr David Mitchell Director of Conservation Band G £70,000-£75,000
Gary Love Director of Corporate Services Band G £70,000-£75,000
Stephen Duncan Director of Commercial & Tourism Band G £70,000-£75,000
Barbara Cummins Heritage Director Band G £70,000-£75,000
Lisa McGraith Director of Communications Band G £70,000-£75,000
Jennie Smith Acting Finance Director Band G £20,000-£25,000*
Donella Steel Director of Finance Band G £40,000-£45,000**
Alison Turnbull Director of Development and Partnership Band G £25,000-£35,000***

*Jennie Smith was Acting Director of Finance from 1 April 2016 to 20 August 2017.
**Donella Steel was appointed Director of Finance on 21 August 2017.
*** Alison Turnbull was appointed Director of Development and Partnership on 30 October 2017.