The Crofting Commission regulates
and promotes the interests of crofting in Scotland
to secure the future of crofting.

Meet the Team

Senior Management Team

Bill Barron, Chief Executive 

Responsible for the overall operations and management of the Crofting Commission, including financial controls.  Oversees the delivery of effective, consistent and transparent regulatory services.  Also ensures that Ministers, the Commission's Convener and Commissioners receive accurate information and objective advice, and that the Commission executes its statutory duties and powers fully and effectively.  Has a central role in building on external relations, co-operation and communications with key stakeholders and the wider public.

Aart Wessels, Head of Digital

Overall responsibility for Digital and Information Services across the organisation, which includes cloud functionality and digital applications.  Also has responsibility for Geospacial Iinformation Services (GIS) team.

Jane Thomas, Head of Business Support & Compliance

Responsibility for Complaints, Freedom of Information requests, Data Protection/GDPR, leading on Equality & Diversity, Gaelic Language Officer and Standards Officer.

Head of the Customer Services Team.

Joseph Kerr, Head of Regulatory Support 

Responsibility for the overall management of the Regulatory Support Team, which includes Residency & Land Use Team.

David Findlay, Solicitor 

Responsible for providing the Commission with legal advice and deals with litigation involving the Commission.

Heather Mack, Head of Operations

Responsible for the Regulations Team within the Commission.

Neil MacDonald, Head of Finance 

Leads the Finance Team and reports to the Chief Executive or directly to the Audit & Finance Committee on all financial matters.

Responsible for ensuring that the Crofting Commission maintains robust, transparent, and auditable financial systems.  Co-ordinates all of the Commission’s financial responsibilities in terms of the Scottish Public Finance Manual, and the Framework document that has been drawn up by the Scottish Government in consultation with the Commission. 

Arthur MacDonald, Head of Development and Policy

Leads the Development Team within the Commission.

Finlay Beaton, Head of Grazings

Leads the Grazings Team within the Commission.

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