Kate Thomson (Vice Chair) lives in Dumfries, with her husband, and has just recently retired from the police service after 33 years as a police officer. In 2011 she graduated from Stirling University with an MSc in Strategic Leadership and she was awarded the Queens Police Medal in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List. During her service she has worked with a number of multi-agency partnerships at front line, supervisory and also senior management levels. These partnerships include the East of Scotland Regional Resilience Partnership, Child Protection Committee, Alcohol and Drug Partnership, Adult Protection Committee and Domestic Abuse and Violence again Women Partnership all of which operated within Dumfries and Galloway. She was also the Chair of the South West of Scotland Strategic Oversight Group to Manage Sex Offenders between 2010 and 2012.
For the last two years, as an Assistant Chief Constable, she had strategic responsible for the delivery of policing across nine local authorities in the East of Scotland ensuring that key policing services were delivered in accordance with local needs and agreed community plans as well as being within the budget set.
Kate was born, raised, went to school and spent a large part of her working life in Dumfries and Galloway. She is very proud of the area and feels passionate about making sure the area thrives and continues to be a healthy, happy and prosperous place to live and visit.