Interim Chief Executive - David Robb


David Robb

David was born and brought up in the North-East of Scotland and now lives in Edinburgh along with one of his two daughters.

He has worked in and around Scottish central government for over 30 years, starting as a policy trainee, then moving into a series of roles within customer-facing bodies, including most recently serving two years as the CEO of the Student Awards Agency Scotland.

Head of Customer Services - Dev Dey


Dev Dey

Dev has worked in customer services both in the private and public sector. His career in the civil service started in 2005 where he joined Ofsted. He has since worked for the Department of Work and Pensions and, more recently, as a Senior Delivery Manager for HMRC. Dev joined the SPPA in August 2019.

Dev is an advocate of mentoring to help and support people to progress their careers and is keen to promote this throughout the SPPA.

Dev moved from Manchester to Scotland in 2016. He enjoys playing badminton and has also been involved in helping/supporting the homeless in Glasgow.

Head of Digital Transformation and IT Operations - Andre Morelli


Andre Morelli

Andre’s career has spanned from new venture start-ups, through to global corporate brands including Intel, BT, RBS and Barclays in roles covering the full spectrum of software project development, operational support for crucial services and into team management.

Andre holds a BSc in Computer Studies, a Postgraduate Diploma in E-Commerce and Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Finance Certificates and continues with interests across a wide variety of management and digital programmes.

Andre joined the SPPA in November 2019. He relocated from London in the autumn of 2019 and in his free time is exploring the Borders with the plan to eventually settle with his wife and two children into the wider community.

Head of Regulatory Affairs - Iain Coltman

Bio to follow

Head of Finance, Procurement and Risk - Karen Morley


Karen Morley - Chief Financial Officer

Karen has served over 30 years in the Civil Service, and attained membership of the chartered institute of management accountants in 2007. Previous jobs include an executive role as Head of Finance and Corporate Services at the Office of the Public Guardian for England and Wales in 2012 and Ministry of Justice headquarters finance directorate in 2019 as a lead financial accountant for HM Prison and Probation service.

Karen lives near Duns, with her husband and their family of horses, hens, a cat and a dog. 

Interim Head of Colleague Experience - Garry Cossar

Garry graduated in Marketing Management from Napier University in 2002 and has spent over 15 years working in HR, Change and Communications environments across different disciplines, mostly within the Financial Services sector.

Garry, who is from Stow originally, lives in Lauder with his wife and their two children. Outside of his family's busy schedule, Garry enjoys hillwalking, travel and almost anything to do with sport – mainly watching now that his playing days are in the distant past. Garry's claim to fame came in 2017, when he completed the full 66 mile Borders Abbey Way route on foot in less than 24 hours.

Interim Head of Operational Excellence - Rachel Miller


Rachel About Us

Rachel completed her degree in Scots Law at Strathclyde University in 2009 and went on to spend the following decade working in the Banking Sector where she also gained qualifications in Leadership and Management, and her diploma in Financial Advice. Rachel worked in different roles during this time, including customer service, project delivery, and IT engagement for both retail and corporate banking supporting the finance and risk divisions.

Originally from Renfrewshire, Rachel joined the SPPA in March 2020 having re-located to the Scottish Borders following several years based in England. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading, cooking and listening to music. 

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