Scotland committee

Welcome to the Scotland committee

The Scotland committee delivers a range of training sessions, seminars and workshops to Institute members in Scotland.

The committee works hard to keep its regional offering interesting and varied, with opportunities for learning, developing and networking, culminating in an exciting annual conference.

Click below to watch a promo video of the Scotland Annual Conference in action.

Words from the Chair

As Chair of the Scotland committee, I would love to hear from you! Please notify me of any recommendations you have for change, or to get involved in any activity provided by the team.

You can reach me through our regional executive, Dawn Mcinnes, whose contact details are provided below.

Graham Gillespie, Chair

At a glance

  • Areas covered: Scotland
  • Did you know that Ben Nevis – Scotland’s highest peak – boasts a weather forecasting stone at its base, used for predicting everything from tornadoes to earthquakes. There's a running joke that when the stone is wet there’s a chance of rain.
  • Scotland is also home to the world’s shortest commercial flight, which runs from Westray to Papa Westray and takes a mere 47 seconds.

Courses, seminars and events

For details of all courses, seminars and events provided by our Scotland committee, visit our Training & Events section.

Meet the team

Graham Gillespie, Chair

Graham joined Wylie & Bisset as a Trainee in 2002 and has over 10 years' experience in providing internal audit services. 

As Partner, he oversees a large portfolio of internal audit clients and works closely with senior management and boards to provide assurance and advisory reviews aimed at adding maximum value to the organisation. He's responsible for leading on special investigations for his clients and is a regular presenter at seminars on internal control and fraud.

Graham is Chair of the Chartered IIA's Scotland Committee and a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel. 

Derek Jamieson – Regional Director, Scotland

As Regional Director, Derek's responsible for the overall development of the Scottish region and ensuring the appropriate support is provided for the membership. 

He is a Fellow of the Chartered IIA, with over 25 years’ internal audit experience, and a career spanning some four decades.

During that time, he’s worked not only in financial services, but across multiple sectors, on both a national and international basis. He’s also worked for several years within the first and second lines of defence.

He is the past Chair of the Scotland committee and holds a non-executive directorship with a Financial Services organisation. 

Committee members

Lisa MacDonald
Committee facilitator for Student Committee (Scotland)

Colin Howden
Committee facilitator for Practitioners Forum

Paul Skinnider
Committee facilitator for Practices Forum

Steven Welsh
Committee facilitator for Heads of Internal Audit Forum and Change Forum

Stewart Brown CMIIA
Committee member

Jennifer Bruce
Committee member

Alistair May
Committee member

Fraser Wilson
Committee member

Elizabeth Young
Committee member

Lorraine Twyford
Committee member

Get in touch

The Scotland committee is overseen by Derek directly, who can be reached at or on 07999 362 327. Support is delivered in part through the ongoing activities of the committee and partly through the local delivery of services from the Institute itself.