Director of Audit Quality and Appointments
Elaine promotes inclusion in her work and the accountancy profession. As a qualified accountant, Elaine is active in the profession in her role as the former Chair of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ (ACCA) Scotland Committee and newly elected ACCA global council member and also membership of the Financial Reporting Council’s stakeholder insight group.
Elaine’s career has focused on public sector finance, initially in the NHS and for the last 20 years at Audit Scotland, the public sector spending watchdog. She is currently the Director of Audit Quality and Appointments and is responsible for annual reporting of quality standards on more than £50 billion of annual spending.
Inclusive and adaptive leisure activities are important to Elaine, and she thrives on finding solutions to barriers that could prevent her from participating in leisure activities due to cerebral palsy. Recently Elaine has taken up cycling and enjoys riding her adapted etrike with the Callander Meanderers in the Trossachs. Skiing with Disability Snowsports UK is her other passion, and she is a member of the user group which provides views on future services. More recently she has started flying lessons with Alba Airsports based at Perth Airport.