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About the Scottish Parliament

Who's who in the Scottish Parliament

What's the difference between the First Minister and the Presiding Officer? What are the SPCB and the Bureau? Find out about the people and groups involved in the Parliament and what they do.


Audit Advisory Board (AAB)

The AAB provides advice to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) and the Clerk/Chief Executive on how the organisation is managed.

Its advice is based on:

  • reports from internal and external auditors
  • SPCB annual reports and accounts
  • financial policies and management practices set by Leadership Group
  • compliance with legal matters, where relevant to its work

The AAB currently has 6 members. Three are independent external members, for objectivity, and 2 are from the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body:

  • Jean Couper CBE (Chair)
  • Jackson Carlaw MSP - SPCB member
  • Andy Wightman MSP - SPCB member
  • Andy Shaw
  • Claire Robertson
  • David Watt