Professor Sandy Cameron began his social work career in the early 1970s, following his graduation from the Universities of Strathclyde and Aberdeen. In 1987, he was appointed Director of Social Work in Borders region where he remained until he was appointed as Executive Director of Social Work Resources for South Lanarkshire Council in 1995. From there, he became Chair of the Parole Board for Scotland, a position he retired from in 2012.
Professor Cameron is a past president of ADSW (the Association of Directors of Social Work), with which he has been closely involved through some of the most challenging times for Scotland’s social work sector.
With a particular interest in the field of drugs misuse, Professor Cameron was Chair of the Lanarkshire Alcohol & Drugs Action Team and a past Chair of the Association of Drug Action Teams. He was a member of the Scottish Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and is currently a member of the National Advisory Body on Offender Management and the National Social Work Forum. He sits on the Lloyd TSB Foundation’s Board of Trustees and is Chair of the Partnership Drugs Initiative Steering Group and a member of the Audit Committee.
He is also a Director of Care Visions, an independent sector provider of residential care for young people, Non-Executive Director of the State Hospitals Board for Scotland and Independent Chair of the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS).