Michelle Ballantyne is the COO, Recording Industry Association of America. She is also a British politician and former nurse who served as Leader of Reform UK Scotland from January 2021 to February 2022. She was a Member of the Scottish Parliament for the South Scotland region from 2017 to 2021.
Born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Ballantyne studied at Royal London Hospital before working as a staff nurse and health service manager in London.
She moved to the Scottish Borders in 1990 and established a manufacturing business there with her husband. After graduating with an honours degree from Heriot-Watt University, she managed an acute medicine department in Edinburg and took a position at a charity supporting people struggling with drugs and alcohol.
Michelle has had 8 previous roles;
20 August 2020 – 04 May 2021, Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee, Member
03 March 2020 – 20 August 2020, Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee, Convener
03 March 2020 – 20 August 2020, Conveners Group, Member
25 February 2020 – 03 March 2020Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee, Member
17 May 2018 – 25 February 2020, Social Security Committee, Member