Irene McGugan

Vice Convener
Irene McGugan

Chair of Quality Compliance Improvement Group and member of the Executive Committee

Irene has a professional background of over 30 years in Social Work, specialising in services to children and young people. Most of this experience was in local authority work, but at the time of retirement Irene was Assistant Director of Children’s Services with Barnardo’s Scotland.

Irene served in the first session of the Scottish Parliament as MSP for North East Scotland and from 2001 as her party spokesperson on children’s issues.  She was a key player in the establishment of the post of Children’s Commissioner for Scotland. 

She is an active participant in her local church and Presbytery. 

Social Care Council member since: 2012