On 13 July 2022 it was announced that the new Scottish Veterans Commissioner is Lieutenant Commander (retired) Susie Hamilton.
Born and educated in Edinburgh, Susie served in the WRNS and the Royal Navy as an officer in the Marine Engineering Branch. She undertook a number of shore and sea appointments which included operational service in the Adriatic and the Gulf. On retiring from the Royal Navy as a Lieutenant Commander she worked for a short period in industry, followed by volunteering work with Scottish Veterans Residences. She then joined the senior management team of SVR as the Head of External Relations, responsible for Fundraising, Marketing and Communications. In her 14 successful years at SVR, Susie has met with a great many veterans and gained an extensive understanding of the range of issues that veterans and their families can encounter. She has worked with organisations and individuals across Scotland who share her commitment in championing and supporting those who have served in the Armed Forces.