Elected: 2020
Discipline: Professional, Educational and Public Sector Leadership
Dr Joseph Morrow
Lord Lyon King of Arms, The Court of the Lord Lyon
In 2008, Dr Morrow was appointed as President of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, which deals with over 5,000 cases a year. Prior to that, for eight years he was Commissioner for Mental Welfare, during which time he chaired two public inquiries, one of which radically altered the delivery of forensic services in Scotland. As a QC, he dealt with complex legal issues and formed part of mental health law in Scotland in a complex area of civil life. As Lord Lyon (appointed 2014), Dr Morrow has a constitutional role as a Great Officer of State for Scotland, as well as being Head of the Heraldic Executive for Scotland.