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COMMISSIONERS

Our Board consists of five Land Commissioners and a Tenant Farming Commissioner, all appointed by Scottish Ministers.

Board of Commissioners

Andrew Thin (Chair)

Andrew is also Chair of Scottish Canals, a public corporation, and he has over thirty years of experience in leadership roles in the public, private and third sectors. He coordinated the work of the Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review and the Wild Fisheries Legislation Review in 2014. His previous public sector roles have included Crofters Commissioner, Chair of the Cairngorms National Park Authority, Chair of Scottish Natural Heritage, and Chief Executive of Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise. 

Dr Bob McIntosh CBE (Tenant Farming Commissioner)

Bob is a retired public servant with extensive experience in public policy, in particular in land management and forestry, Bob was the Scottish Government Director for Environment and Forestry between 2012 and 2015, and before that served as the Director of Forestry Commission Scotland and in many other roles in the Forestry Commission.  He was a partner in a 650-acre hill farm for 15 years. He is also currently a Board Member of Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

tfc@landcommission.gov.scot
01463 423 300

Dr Sally Reynolds

Sally is an Agricultural Consultant (with a PhD in mathematical ecology); she is currently working within the Community Land Sector as Development Officer with Carloway Estate Trust (Urras Oighreachd Chàrlabhaigh). An active crofter and livestock keeper, she contributes to a number of activities which benefit the community. She currently coordinates the Lewis and Harris Greylag Goose Management Scheme on behalf of SNH.

Lorne MacLeod

Lorne has had an interest, and involvement, in land reform for many years. He was a founding director and, latterly, was the Chairman of Community Land Scotland, and has been a director of the community land buyout groups in Eriskay, South Uist & Benbecula, and the Isle of Gigha. He was Highlands & Islands Enterprise’s first Director of Strengthening Communities, and prior to that was Chief Executive of Skye & Lochalsh Enterprise. He is a chartered accountant, and director of a retail and distribution business in the Isle of Skye.

Megan MacInnes

Megan works remotely as a Land Advisor to Global Witness, an international NGO.  Her experience includes having worked internationally, and in Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, with community groups, NGOs, governments and large agribusiness companies to improve protection of land rights. She has considerable expertise in land reform, private sector land management, community empowerment and empowerment, and human rights.

Professor David Adams

David Adams is Emeritus Professor in Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow. A Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, David was previously an adviser to the Land Reform Review Group and has researched and published widely on urban land problems.