Fraser McKinlay is the Chief Executive Officer of The Promise Scotland and sits on the Board of Directors.
He spent 16 years working for Audit Scotland, including ten years as Controller of Audit and Director of Performance Audit and Best Value (PABV). He has been running his own consulting business since April 2021.
As Controller of Audit (CoA), Fraser reported to the Accounts Commission on all matters relating to the audit of local authorities in Scotland. In his ten years as CoA, he produced over 60 Best Value audit reports across all local authorities, alongside many other statutory reports.
As Director of PABV, Fraser was responsible for performance audit across all sectors of public services in Scotland. This work focused on:
- financial sustainability, and
- value for money.
Before joining Audit Scotland, Fraser was a public services consultant with Eglinton in Edinburgh and KPMG in London. He specialised in leadership, change management, facilitation and process improvement.
Since starting his own business, he has worked with a range of clients in the public and third sectors, specialising in:
- leadership, and
He is particularly interested in systems change, and how we use public money more effectively to deliver improved outcomes for citizens, families, and communities.
In October 2021, Scottish Ministers appointed him as a member of the Independent Oversight and Assurance Group for Mental Health Services in Tayside.
- a Postgraduate Diploma (with Distinction) in Strategic Leadership from Warwick Business School, and
- a degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Strathclyde.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.