GDC Across the UK

Ian Jackson, Dire​ctor for Scotland​

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Ian Jackson took up his post of Director for Scotland on 5 January 2009. Ian manages the GDC’s activities in Scotland, working with the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government; consumer organisations; patients and members of the public and the dental profession.
Ian's role is to help us better protect UK dental patients by more frequently and effectively engaging with people in Scotland and Scottish healthcare delivery and policy bodies where there are issues of patient protection and regulation.
Ian worked for BT from 1982 in a variety of roles was latterly Partnership Director at BT Scotland.  Ian was a ministerial nominee on General Teaching Council Scotland until 2012 and was then appointed as a lay member.  He chairs the Finance and General Purposes Committee and sits on the Executive Committee. He is a Board Member of Perth College UHI and sits on various local authority committees in Perth and Kinross.

Ian is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. He was appointed MBE in January 2005 for services to education in Scotland. 

Contact Ian

Phone: 0131 629 8194
Mobile: 07595 564 272
Email: [email protected]

Contact GDC

+44 (0) 20 7167 6000

37 Wimpole Street

London W1G 8DQ


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