Assistants to the General Secretary

Nigel Bathgate

Assistant to the General Secretary (Equality)

Nigel Bathgate 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 Givan

Assistant to the General Secretary (Conduct)

Amanda Givan 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.


Gordon Forsyth

Assistant to the General Secretary (Health & Safety)

Gordon Forsyth became Assistant to the General Secretary (Health & Safety) in April 2020.

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