Inspiring Leaders series with Elaine Lorimer
Leading Scotland’s Tax Authority: challenges and opportunities
Wednesday 2 December 2020, 2pm
Online event (webinar)
As part of our Inspiring Leaders series, we were delighted to host this online webinar with speaker Elaine Lorimer. In this on-line webinar, Elaine discussed her career which led to her becoming the CEO of Revenue Scotland, Scotland’s tax authority and the challenges and opportunities in operationalising a new area of devolved competence for Scotland. She covered her approach to leading with authenticity and the importance of collaborative working in delivering transformative change.
Elaine Lorimer was appointed Chief Executive of Revenue Scotland in March 2016. She has 20 years of experience working at senior management and board level in the civil service in London and, prior to that, local government in Scotland. She is also a qualified lawyer and public finance accountant. From January 2012 to March 2016 she was the Chief Executive of the Law Commission of England and Wales, a statutory body charged with promoting law reform. Previous roles include Director of Corporate Services for the National School of Government and Deputy Director at the Office of the Rail Regulator. She was also the Head of Legal and Administrative Services at Strathclyde Passenger Transport in the late 1990s.
This session was hosted by Professor Catriona Paisey, Professor in Accounting and Finance at the University of Glasgow.
First published: 2 December 2020