State Hospitals Board for Scotland
Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Nicola Sturgeon today announced a non-executive member appointment to the State Hospitals Board for Scotland.
Mr John Deffenbaugh has been appointed through open competition for a further term as a Member of The State Hospitals Board for Scotland. Mr Deffenbaugh is a director of Frontline Consultants, based in Lanarkshire. He works extensively with NHS and other public sector organisations across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, and with growing businesses in the life sciences sector. Mr Deffenbaugh specialises in business strategy and organisation change. He is an experienced non-executive member with an in-depth understanding of The State Hospitals Board and the wider forensic network in Scotland, he has strong knowledge of mental health issues, has a participative style in respect of his approach to building relationships and interacting with others and is able to challenge effectively and constructively. Mr Deffenbaugh does not hold any other ministerial appointments.
This appointment will be for a period of four years, backdated to 1 December 2009 until 30 November 2013
This post is part-time with a time commitment of 8 hours per week for which the annual remuneration is £8,008.
The State Hospitals Board for Scotland is a national resource which provides assessment, treatment and care in conditions of special security for individuals with mental disorder who, because of their dangerous, violent or criminal propensities, cannot be cared for in any other setting.
This Ministerial appointment was made in accordance with Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland (OCPAS) Code of Practice.
All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees' political activity (if any declared) to be made public. Within the last five years, Mr Deffenbaugh has not been involved in any political activity.