Dr James Wildgoose
Board Member for Scotland and Chair of the Scottish Food Advisory Committee (SFAC)
Edinburgh-based, Jim Wildgoose was a career civil servant for 34 years in London and Edinburgh. As an economist by training, he now undertakes some small freelance consultancy projects mainly of an economics nature.
Jim holds a BSc (Honours) in Agricultural Economics from the University of Edinburgh and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. Approximately half his civil service career has been as a professional economist and the other half as a policy administrator. He became a senior civil servant in 1990 and his final posting was as Head of the Scotland Office, which is part of the UK Government.
While Head of Food Safety, Animal Health and Welfare Division in the Scottish Office and then Executive, Jim was responsible for the setting up of the Food Standards Agencyin Scotland - both the policy and legislative development and its implementation. He was appointed as a member of the FSA Board for Scotland on 1 March 2011 for three years. This appointment will run concurrently with his FSA Board membership.
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- Chair of support group under auspices of Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland
- Member of Belhaven Church of Scotland
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