North Area Committee

Neil MacDonald

Secretary, North Area Committee

Neil MacDonald became Secretary of the North Area Committee in July 2018.

He joined Northern Constabulary in June 1991 and has served in various areas on operational duties and in a number of specialist roles.  He has been an elected representative for 11 years, originally on Northern Constabulary Joint Branch Board and with the North Area Committee since the introduction of the Police Service of Scotland.

He is currently a member of the Joint Central Committee and has the portfolio for Equality.

Neil works from our Inverness Office.


David Threadgold

Chair, North Area Committee

Davie Threadgold He joined Grampian Police in August 1998 serving in the landward areas before working in Divisional CID and proactive units.

He was first elected to the local Joint Branch Board in 2002 and has served as both a Constables and Sergeants representative, he has been on the Conduct Committee for approximately 6 years.

Davie was elected as the Chair of the North Area Committee in April 2020 and holds the conduct portfolio.


Caroline MacNaughton

Deputy Secretary, North Area Committee

Caroline Macnaughton started her career in West Yorkshire police in 1995 before transferring to the Metropolitan Police, working in Westminster and North London. She continued her career in Police Scotland, serving in Tayside Division, working latterly as a Locality and response Sergeant in Pitlochry. Caroline has worked within the Child Protection Unit and as a SOLO and been an investigator within PSD, dealing with Internal Investigations and police complaints.

Caroline became a part-time federation rep in 2019 on the NAC and was elected to the post of Deputy Secretary in February 2021, with responsibility for the Equality Portfolio.


Ross Polworth

Vice Chair, North Area Committee

Ross Polworth joined Northern Constabulary in April 2004 and spent ten years based in the Badenoch, Strathspey and Nairn area. During this time Ross also spent a period of time working within a pro-active team based in Inverness. He went on to perform a Prevention and Intervention role in Inverness before moving onto the Divisional Counter Terrorism Liaison Officer role. Ross was also a licensed Counter Terrorism Officer from 2007 until 2020.

Having served as a Constables representative on the North Area Committee since 2015. Ross was elected Vice Chair of the Committee in April 2020 and holds the Health and Safety Portfolio