Senior Management Team

Information about members of Revenue Scotland's Senior Management Team.


Elaine Lorimer, Chief Executive

Elaine Lorimer was appointed Chief Executive of Revenue Scotland in March 2016. She has 20 years of experience working at senior management and board level in the civil service in London and, prior to that, local government in Scotland.

She is also a qualified lawyer and public finance accountant.

From January 2012 to March 2016 she was the Chief Executive of the Law Commission of England and Wales, a statutory body charged with promoting law reform.

Previous roles include Director of Corporate Services for the National School of Government and Deputy Director at the Office of the Rail Regulator. She was also the Head of Legal and Administrative Services at Strathclyde Passenger Transport in the late 1990s.

Stephen Crilly, Head of Legal Services

Stephen is a Scottish solicitor and is responsible for the legal advice provided to Revenue Scotland. His role also includes formulating and maintaining a strategy for the provision of legal services for the organisation.

Stephen joined Revenue Scotland in December 2014 on secondment from the Scottish Government Legal Directorate. He has worked as a Government Lawyer since 2002 in various roles across the offices of the Government Legal Service for Scotland including the Scottish Government Legal Directorate and the Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Parliament.

Before joining Revenue Scotland, Stephen worked in the HMRC Division of the Office of the Advocate General for Scotland and worked on a broad spectrum of advisory and litigation work for HMRC in Scotland. 

Andrew Fleming, Head of Strategy and Corporate Functions

Andrew is responsible for the implementation of new devolved taxes and oversight of Revenue Scotland’s ICT function. 

Andrew has been a civil servant for over 20 years and brings with him experience of designing and delivering strategic improvements across a range of public policy areas. Previously, he stewarded Scotland's first sector-wide strategy for the historic environment as well as leading delivery of legislation to established a new public body - Historic Environment Scotland.  Prior to this he was head of policy at Historic Scotland. 

Andrew has also worked in other areas of the Scottish Government including Community Safety, where he led work on reform of the fire service and delivery of safety critical ICT systems for the emergency services. As a former Government social researcher he has a strong interest in the role of evaluation to inform good decision making. He maintains this interest as a trustee of Evaluation Support Scotland.

Chris Myerscough, Head of Tax

Chris is the senior tax professional at Revenue Scotland. She leads a team of tax professionals and tax administration officers and is accountable to the Chief Executive and the Board of Revenue Scotland for operational delivery of devolved tax functions. She is also the Head of Tax profession for the organisation.

Chris joined Revenue Scotland in 2014 to take lead responsibility for designing, developing and implementing the tax processes, and to enable efficient and effective collection of the devolved taxes. She has worked for Revenue Scotland since it was established, becoming acting Head of Tax in December 2015 and being appointed to the role on a permanent basis in September 2016.

She has 25 years of experience as a senior tax professional with HMRC in various technical and management roles and has extensive knowledge and operational experience of the UK taxes.

Last updated: 
16 June 2017


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