Katherine McHaleChair of Board of Directors
Katherine McHale Chair of Board of Directors
Katherine McHale is an American lawyer who retired from her employment as a Court Attorney in 2013. During Katherine’s thirty-year career as a lawyer, she worked in the New York State court system, for the New York Legal Aid Society, on the staff of a United States Senator, and as an Editorial Assistant at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.
Katherine was awarded a doctorate in Art History from the University of St Andrews in April 2018. She is active in her local church community, previously serving on the vestry of St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church and directing annual fundraising campaigns. In Scotland, she is involved in her local church where she currently serves as convenor of its Resources Company.
Colin McKay Director
Colin is Chair of JustRight Scotland’s Board of Trustees. He is a Professor of Mental Health and Capacity Law at Edinburgh Napier University. He is on the Executive team of the current review of Scottish mental health law.
From 2014-2020 he was Chief Executive of the Mental Welfare Commission. The Commission is a statutory agency responsible for protecting the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions.
Previously Colin worked in the Scottish Government for 14 years, working on areas including mental health law, strategy and public service reform. For several years he had responsibility for civil justice policy, including legal aid and court reform. Before that he was a solicitor, and spent 10 years with ENABLE Scotland, where he led campaigning and policy work, established the ENABLE Trustee Service, and served as a Mental Welfare Commissioner for 2 years.
Katharine Jones Director
Working virtually from her home in Glasgow, she has been conducting advocacy-related migration research for over 20 years for the UN, NGOs and grant-making foundations. Katharine specialises in writing about employment rights for migrants, trafficking and forced labour, and business and human rights.
She is motivated by a passion for challenging the accelerating global precarity of migration. Katharine also serves as a Trustee for A Moment’s Peace, a socially engaged theatre company producing art, activism and solidarity; and for Bazooka Arts, which provides therapeutic arts for children and adults.