Ray Macfarlane

Name: Ray Macfarlane
Role Chair of the Board; Convener of Section 31 Committee


Ray Macfarlane is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and practised as a solicitor in Glasgow before moving into senior management roles with Scottish Enterprise, where she was the Managing Director and HBOS plc, where she was a Senior Director of Corporate Banking.

Ray has been a member of the Scottish Legal Aid Board since 2010 and was appointed Chairman in April 2016. She has held several non-executive appointments in the public and private sectors and is currently Chairman of Museums Galleries Scotland and Deputy Chairman of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Heritage Memorial Fund. She is a Trustee of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Hopetoun Foundation.

Term of appointment: 01/04/10 - 31/03/14; 2nd term 01/04/14 until appointed Chair

Chair term of appointment: 01/04/16 - 31/03/19,  second term: 01/04/19 - 31/03/22, third term: 01/04/22 - 31/04/24