NHS members appointed
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy, Nicola Sturgeon, today announced the appointment of three new Members to Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board.
The new members are:
Kirsty Darwent - brings to the board experience of working on health boards and in education and training. Kirsty has previously been a member of the Board of NHS Ayrshire and Arran and a member of the Midwifery Committee of the NMC. Kirsty is currently a Systemic Family Psychotherapist specialising in research and post-graduate education and training. She has fifteen years of experience of developing and delivering services and training in the voluntary and charitable sector including leadership roles within The Breastfeeding Network and The Scottish Institute of Human Relations. In addition to governance and scrutiny skills, Kirsty brings a commitment to anti-discriminatory practice and a relational and contextual understanding of difficulties and their solutions.
Susan Dunn - a qualified accountant, she brings to the board a background in industry and management consultancy, with a particularly broad range of strategic change experience. She worked at William Grant & Sons for 7 years as IS Director and then Global Supply Chain Director, where her remit included procurement. Prior to that she worked for IBM/PwC Consulting where she led the integration of the businesses across Europe. Susan’s experience includes strategy definition and implementation, business transformation, acting as a non-executive director and leadership.
Lisa Tennant - brings to the board wide ranging experience across the private, public and voluntary sectors and skills in Finance, Media and Procurement. Lisa presently works as Executive Director of Taste Ayrshire – a public/private partnership aiming to make Ayrshire the most visited Food Tourism destination in Scotland. Lisa has always had an interest in Health, having studied Health Promotion at Honours Degree level. Having been born and lived in Ayrshire all her life, Lisa is passionate about improving services for local people and is delighted with her appointment to the NHS Board for Ayrshire and Arran.
These appointments will be for four years and will run from July 2, 2012 to June 30, 2016.
This post is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £8,008 for a time commitment of eight hours per week.
None of the candidates hold any other ministerial appointments.
NHS Boards are responsible for the strategic planning of health services and the development of measures to improve the health of the community in their region.
This appointment is regulated by the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland.
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 within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public. Kirsty has obtained office as a Local Councillor, MSP, MP, MEP etc. Kirsty Stood as a candidate for the Labour Party and was elected at the May 2012 elections. Kirsty also holds the post of Senior Councillor in South Ayrshire Council. Lisa Tennant and Susan Dunn have not had any political activity in the last five years.