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The Board

There are 14 places on the NHS Education for Scotland Board of which 10 are non-executive and 4 are executive. All board members are appointed by the Health Minister.

The role of the NES Board can be summarised as follows:

  • to set strategic direction, define annual and longer term objectives and agree plans to achieve them;
  • to ensure that plans and performance are responsive to staff and stakeholder needs;
  • to oversee the delivery of planned results by monitoring performance against objectives;
  • to ensure effective financial stewardship;
  • to ensure high standards of governance and conduct throughout the NES organisation;
  • to appoint, appraise and remunerate senior executives.

Non-Executive Board Members

Executive Board Members

  • Karen Wilson - Director of NMAHP (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions)
  • Professor Stewart Irvine - Acting Chief Executive
  • Audrey McColl - Director of Finance and Acting Deputy Chief Executive
  • Professor Rowan Parks - Acting Medical Director