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Professor Sandy Cameron CBE

Sandy is a graduate of Strathclyde and Aberdeen Universities and is a qualified social worker. He worked in Central Region in a number of roles until he became Director of Social Work for Borders Regional Council in 1987.  In 1995, he was appointed as the first Executive Director of Social Work for the then-new South Lanarkshire Council.

Over the years, he has chaired the Scottish Committee of the Social Work Training Council, been Chair of the Centre for Residential Child Care and then the first Chair of the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care. He was the first Chair of the Institute for Research and Innovation in the Social Services. He served as a member of the UK Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs and was Vice-Chair of Scotland Against Drugs.

He took up an appointment as Chair of the Parole Board for Scotland in 2006 and held this office until 2013. He was also a Board member of the State Hospitals Board for Scotland. In 2013, he was appointed as a Panel member for the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.

Currently Sandy is Chair of the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice at Strathclyde University and a non-executive Director of Care Visions Group Ltd.

He is a visiting professor at Strathclyde University and was appointed CBE in the Birthday Honours 2000.