Calum Steele is the General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation having been first elected to the role in June 2008.
Calum joined Northern Constabulary in 1993 and has over 21 years police service. In addition to his role within the SPF, Calum is in his fourth year as Deputy Staff Side Secretary of the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) where pay, pensions and conditions of service for all of the United Kingdom’s 160,000 police officers are negotiated and agreed. Calum is also in his second term as the General Secretary of the International Council of Police Representative Associations (ICPRA) which is a body bringing together over 1.5 million police members from 43 police unions spanning nearly 30 countries and four continents.
Calum is married to Claire and has two children; Emma and Ruairidh.
Andrea became Chair of the Scottish Police Federation on 1 January 2017.
She joined Strathclyde Police in 1990 progressing through the ranks from Police Constable to Inspector, working in various roles within the Glasgow and Lanarkshire areas and Force Headquarters. In 2009 she was elected as the Inspectors Federation Representative for her Division. Thereafter in January 2010 she was elected as the Vice Chair of the Strathclyde Police Federation Joint Branch Board and as Chair of this Board in February 2012. She became the Chair of the West Area Committee of the SPF following the establishment of the Police Service of Scotland in April 2013 and she was appointed as the Vice Chair of the SPF in August 2016.
David became Deputy General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation in April 2015.
He joined Strathclyde Police in 1996 and has over 19 years police service. He became a Federation representative for K Division in 2003 working in the Renfrewshire area. He was elected as Deputy Secretary of Strathclyde JBB in December 2004 and as Secretary in December 2008.
Following the restructuring of the SPF in 2013, David became the Conduct Secretary before taking up the post of Deputy General Secretary in 2015.
David became Vice Chair of the Scottish Police Federation in February 2017.
He served on the Tayside Joint Branch Board as a Constable and the Sergeant rep since 2001. He became its full time Secretary in 2011 and, on the inception of Police Scotland, Chair of the North Area Committee. He has extensive experience in the Operational Support arena and is an operationally active and qualified Public Order/CBRN Commander and Post Incident Manager. David has an ICT background is a regular contributor and commentator on national policing issues.
Nigel became the Assistant to the General Secretary (Equality) in August 2016.
Nigel joined Lothian and Borders Police in 1992 and worked mostly within the old Coastal Division in uniform and plain clothes. He was elected as a Constables Federation Representative in 2002 and following promotion to sergeant in 2003 re-elected as a Sergeant’s Representative. He became Vice Chair of the East Area Committee of the Scottish Police Federation in June 2013 before being appointed Equality Secretary in 2016. Prior to this he was Vice Chair of Lothian and Borders Police Joint Branch Board for five years.
Nigel is a trustee of the Scottish Police Benevolent Fund and Police Treatment Centre.
Amanda became Assistant to the General Secretary (Conduct) in August 2017.
She joined Fife Constabulary in 1992 where she worked predominantly within West Fife in a variety of roles in both uniform and divisional CID. She has been a divisional SPF rep for Fife since 1999 and was elected Assistant Secretary in 2012 on Fife Joint Branch Board. Following the restructuring of the SPF in April 2013, she took on the role of Deputy Secretary in the East Area Committee and led initially on Health and Safety matters before taking over in 2015 as the East Area Conduct Lead until being elected into her current post.
Brian became the Assistant to the General Secretary (H&S) in May 2017.
He joined Lothian and Borders Police in November 1990 where following his initial training he was posted to Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders. In 1994 he transferred to the Road Policing Branch and was stationed to Galashiels. In 2001 he was promoted to Sergeant and was posted to Peebles, returning to Road Policing in 2003, where he fulfilled road policing duties within Edinburgh, Dalkeith and the Scottish Borders. He has completed the Federation training courses in Basic Federation Duties, Health and Safety, Conduct and Equality. He was elected as the Sergeants representative for Operational division in 2004 and remained a member of Lothian and Borders Joint Branch board until the creation of Police Scotland where he undertook a Sergeants representative role for J division as part of the East Area Committee. He became Chair of the East Area Committee of the Scottish Police Federation in February 2015.