Director-General Health and Social Care
Derek Feeley was appointed Director-General Health and Chief Executive of the NHS in Scotland in October 2011.
Derek Feeley is a career civil servant with a varied background in policy analysis. In previous posts he has provided advice to ministers on issues as diverse as local government finance and fisheries, as well as his professional area of expertise, which is human resource management.
From 2002 to 2004, he spent two years as Principal Private Secretary to Scotland's First Minister, where he acted as chief of staff in the First Minister's Office and provided advice on key issues. Derek is a business graduate from the University of Strathclyde.