The Very Revd Dr Graham Forbes CBE
The Very Revd Dr Graham Forbes CBE, Chair, retired in 2017 after 27 years as Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh. After degrees in Russian and Theology, he was ordained in 1977 and has combined his ecclesiastical duties with various public appointments, mostly in the areas of health and criminal justice. He served on the General Medical Council for 12 years, chaired the Scottish Executive Expert Group on MMR, and was a non-executive board member of NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. A former HM Lay Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland, member of the Parole Board and chair of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, Dr Forbes also chaired the UK body which advised the UK government on ethical issues during the swine 'flu pandemic. He served on the Armed Services Pay Review Body and the Cabinet Office’s Security Vetting Appeal Panel.
In addition to being Chair of OSCR, he is Chair of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, Chair of Edinburgh Napier University's Court, and Chair of the Committee of Scottish University Chairs. He was awarded the CBE in 2004 for public service in Scotland and has honorary degrees from the University of Aberdeen and Edinburgh Napier University.