About Chris

Chris Creegan has spent his career in the public and third sectors. He has worked in policy, research, and communications, and held a number of senior leadership roles. He was Director of Corporate Affairs and Deputy Director of Qualitative Research at the National Centre for Social Research between 2006 and 2012, Chief Executive of the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability between 2013 and 2019, and Associate Director at the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland between 2020 and 2022.

Chris has extensive experience in public life including as a trade union official, a local councillor, and as a charity and not for profit non-executive. He was Chair of Tower Hamlets Homes between 2007 and 2011, Scottish Adoption between 2008 and 2015, and the Scottish Association of Mental Health between 2015 and 2022.

Chris is a regular blogger, occasional columnist, and commentator across social media, newspapers and radio. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce, and of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Chris is a lifelong runner and competes regularly for Edinburgh AC. He spends much of his spare time reading and writing, and in the East Neuk village of Pittenweem with his husband, Allan, and their Border Terrier, Craigie.

Current projects and roles

Progamme Director (Health Inequalities in Scotland) for the Health Foundation

Non-executive chair of the Executive Advisory Body at Social Security Scotland

Associate at the Diffley Partnership

Chair of the Permanently Progressing? Advisory Group, a longitudinal study of outcomes for children looked after in Scotland

Vice-chair at Dignity in Dying