About us

Close the Gap works in Scotland on women's participation in the labour market.

Partners include the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Equality and Human Rights Commission, and Scottish Trades Union Congress.

The initiative has been operating since 2001. The first phase, which ran from 2002 until December 2005, was funded under the European Equal initiative. Since 2005, Close the Gap has been funded by Scottish Government.

Chair of the Close the Gap steering group

  • Chris Oswald, Head of Policy, Equality and Human Rights Commission


Project Manager

  • Anna Ritchie Allan

Development Officers

  • Lindsey Millen
  • Amanda Turner