SallyAnn was appointed CEO of Aberlour in June 2014 and has more than 20 years of experience working in children's services, having qualified as a social worker in 1990. She was promoted to her first management post in 1996 and has worked in several Scottish local authorities in middle and senior management positions.

Prior to joining Aberlour as CEO, SallyAnn worked for Barnardo's Scotland, first as Head of Operations, then as Acting Director of Barnardo's Scotland. She took on a role as Senior Manager for the National 3rd Sector GIRFEC Project in 2013.

She was a member of the Scottish Government Early Years Taskforce and was involved in supporting the implementation of the Early Years Collaborative through her role as the National Champion for 1-3 year olds.

She was also a member of the Doran Review, involved in reviewing education provision for children with Additional Support Needs.

SallyAnn is a member of the Scottish Government's GIRFEC Practice Development Panel which is responsible for overseeing the development of a Code of Practice and statutory guidance to accompany the Information Sharing (Scotland) Bill. She also sits on the Scottish Government's National Child Protection Leadership Group.