GEMMA IS AN EXPERIENCED LAWYER WITH A BROAD RANGE OF EXPERIENCE ACROSS A NUMBER OF SECTORS. CURRENTLY SHE IS HEAD OF LEGAL AT DOBBIES GARDEN CENTRES. PRIOR TO THIS, GEMMA WAS HEAD OF LEGAL AT SPARK ENERGY UK AND SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL AT RBS, RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE TO THE BANK IN RELATION TO ITS STRATEGIC PROJECTS. SHE HAS EXPERIENCE IN THE CHARITABLE SECTOR AS A TRUSTEE HAVING SAT ON THE BOARD OF YWCA SCOTLAND (THE YOUNG WOMEN’S MOVEMENT) FOR SIX YEARS. AS PART OF HER ROLE AT YWCA SCOTLAND, GEMMA SERVED AS VICE CHAIR OF THE BAORD. SHE HAS A DEGREE IN ENGLISH LITERATURE AND HISTORY FROM DURHAM UNIVERSITY AND A LAW DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH.