Janet (Jandy) Stevenson obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Cardiff University and then qualified as a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Until December 2016 she worked in practice where she specialised in the audit of charities.
Jandy’s interest in systems and controls and governance of charities developed as a result of a part-time secondment to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) when it was established; by serving as a Trustee on a number of different charities; and through her work as an auditor. She contributed to A Practical Guide to Charity Law in Scotland which was published in 2016 and has lectured for The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), OSCR, Jourdan Publishing, Central Law Training and the Association of Independent Accountants on charity accounting, audit and governance.
She has served on the governing body of her professional practice and became Chairman in 2011. She was also elected to the Council of ICAS (2010 – 2015).
Jandy is a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Society for the Arts (RSSA) which showcases Scotland’s Science, Technology and Innovation and was a Trustee at the Court at Heriot-Watt University (a STEM university with Campuses in Scotland, UAE and Malaysia) which ended in July 2021. She is currently a Trustee of The Board of The National Museums of Scotland. She chairs the Audit and Risk committees for both organisations. In September 2020, she joined GALVmed’s Board of Trustees, having served on the Finance & Risk Committee since March 2020 (assuming the role as Chair from September 2020).
She lives in Edinburgh.