Meet the team


Chief Executive Officer

Roger HallidayProfessor Roger Halliday

Chief Executive Officer

Professor Roger Halliday is Chief Executive Officer of Research Data Scotland.

Find out more about Roger and the RDS Board.


Digital team

Hugh WallaceHugh Wallace

Chief Information Officer

Hugh Wallace manages RDS's Digital team, overseeing the delivery and development of our digital services and information governance frameworks.

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Operations team

Paul Mills

Paul Mills

Finance Manager

RDS's Operations team manage the organisation's operations, finances and human resources. They are currently led by Paul Mills, deputising for Charity Operations Manager, Allan Johnstone.

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Partnerships and Communications team

Layla Robinson

Layla Robinson

Partnership & Strategy Director

Layla has 20 years experience of working in partnerships, strategy, communications and related fields, mainly around research. This includes in the charity, private and research sectors. Layla oversees RDS's partnerships, communications and public engagement work.

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Programmes and Data team

Nora Cooke O'Dowd

Nora Cooke O'Dowd

Programmes and Data Acquisition Director

The Programmes and Data team is led by Nora Cooke O'Dowd. The team are looking to improve the end-to-end data for research journey in Scotland, focusing on how data is shared, stored, updated, accessed and analysed.

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