“Wendy turns her thoughts to reform” – Daily Mail

Former Scottish Labour leader Wendy Alexander and three other ex-MSPs have joined the advisory board of an independent thing-tank.

Miss Alexander is one of five new board members at Reform Scotland.

She is joined by former Scottish Enterprise Minister Jim Mather, former Scottish Tory finance spokesman Derek Brownlee, Jeremy Purvis, ex- Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesman, and Martin Sime, chief executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Reform Scotland chairman Ben Thomson said: ‘I am delighted and thrilled that Wendy, Jim, Martin, Derek and Jeremy have joined our team.  All five have played key roles at the heart of Scottish public life and have a great deal to offer us as an agenda-setting think-tank.’

Reform Scotland was established in 2008 to investigate ways to raise economic prosperity and delivery more effective public services based on the prinicples of limited government, diversity and personal responsibility.

It has produced more than 20 research papers on topics ranging from fiscal power to healthcare and educational reform.