Scottish Information Commissioner the 10th most influential person in Scotland

Kevin Dunion, the Scottish Information Commissioner, whose role overseeing the working of the Freedom of Information Act has had a major impact on public life, has been named by Scotland on Sunday as the tenth most influential person in Scotland - only three places below the pop singer KT Tunstall.

Mr Dunion's intervention forced further disclosure of information contained in parliamentary taxi accounts which was directly related to the later resignation of former Scottish Conservative leader David McLetchie.

A panel of business and cultural experts voted for Sir Fred Goodwin, the chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland, as being the most powerful and influential person in Scotland for the fifth year in a row. The bank enjoyed another highly profitable year and expanded into China and set up a Harvard-style business leaders' school. Maureen Moore, the director of ASH Scotland who helped to deliver the smoking ban north of the Border, was named by Scotland on Sunday as the most influential woman in Scotland during the past year.

Chief architect of smoke ban lights up the power list (Scotland on Sunday, 28 May 2006)