Elspeth has been Deputy Chief Executive for Food Standards Scotland since it was created in 2015, and as part of the senior management team, she leads on FSS’s strategy and policy.
Elspeth joined the Food Standards Agency in Scotland in April 2001, having previously worked in the Scottish Government’s Marine Laboratory (now Marine Scotland Science) in Aberdeen. In 2011 she was appointed as Head of Policy and Operations, before undertaking a secondment to FSA HQ in London as Head of FSA’s Regulatory and International Unit. There, she led the development of the FSA’s future Regulatory Strategy and coordinated FSA’s EU and international work. Elspeth is a science graduate of the universities of Stirling and Aberdeen.