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New Board members appointed to Community Justice Scotland

NEWS | 6th March 2020

(Edinburgh 6 March 2020 ) – Pauline Aylesbury, Head of Marketing and Insight at Scottish Government, and Linda De Caestecker, Director of Public Health for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, have been appointed to Community Justice Scotland as Board members.

Lindsay Montgomery, Chair of Community Justice Scotland, said;

‘I am delighted to welcome Pauline and Linda to the Community Justice Scotland Board.

They have been appointed from a large and very strong field of candidates through the public appointment process. They bring valuable experience and knowledge which will strengthen, enhance and complement our already skilled and expert Board.

I look forward to working with them to drive change towards a smarter justice system and a fairer and safer Scotland for us all’

Notes to Editors

Linda de Caestecker has worked as a public health doctor for almost 30 years, latterly as Director of Public Health in Greater Glasgow and Clyde. She works in partnership with local authorities, police, third sector and other partners to improve health with a strong focus on prevention and reducing health inequalities. Linda was a member of the Commission for Women Offenders which made recommendations to improve community support to reduce re-offending. She has also worked on mental health strategies for adults and for children and young peoples. Linda is a Trustee of the Simon Community Scotland and the Mental Health Foundation. Her public health experience and understanding of health inequalities bring a commitment to excellent community justice to improve well-being and reduce offending.

Pauline Aylesbury is responsible for leading the strategic development and delivery of public information and social marketing campaigns to help improve the lives, and in some cases save the lives, of the people of Scotland. She also leads activity to promote Scotland’s reputation abroad, encouraging international audiences to live, work and study in Scotland as part of the collaborate #ScotlandIsNow umbrella strategy. A fellow of the Marketing Society, Pauline has won many awards for her work including Marketing Star of the Year in 2017 and last year she led her team to win Marketing Team of the Year 2019. She was also part of a group of female marketing leaders who brought the successful WACL Gather to Scotland to promote gender equality in the workplace. Passionate about creativity and effectiveness, Pauline is regularly a guest lecturer at universities and a key note speaker at conferences
Established in April 2017, Community Justice Scotland is responsible for promoting world-leading standards of community justice across Scotland. We provide training, support and leadership and identify expertise, promote innovation and drive change. We will change the conversation about justice and prevention of offending. Our aim is for a smarter, more effective justice system and our ambition is to reduce victims of crime, reduce offending and improve the lives of everyone.

Contact: Community Justice Scotland Communications on 0131 244 1701