Steven Barron (far left), Jane-Claire Judson (centre left), Rak Nandwani (centre right) and Liz Humphreys (far right) have been reappointed as Members of the Public Health Scotland (PHS) Board.
Angiolina Foster CBE, PHS’ Board Chair, said:
"I’m delighted to announce the reappointments of Steven Barron, Jane-Claire Judson and Rak Nandwani as members of the Public Health Scotland Board, and Liz Humphreys as our Whistleblowing Champion for the Board.
"Over the last four years they have demonstrated their dedication to the organisation within their role as non-executive members of the board, and I welcome their service for the next four. They bring a wealth of experience to their positions."
Steve Barron, who served as Chief Executive of the Highland Council until 2018, has extensive experiences in local government, NHS and the private sector. His focus for this second term is to support diverse policy approaches that promote equality of outcomes across Scotland. He is also a non-executive member of the Board of the Scottish Fire and Rescue service.
Jane-Claire Judson is the Chief Executive of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, Scotland’s largest health charity. She has held posts at Diabetes UK, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body and NUS Scotland, and was previously a non-Executive Member of NHS Health Scotland. She is a board member at Children in Scotland, was previously a Commissioner at the Scottish Human Rights Commission, and has an interest in women's leadership development - particularly in mentoring young women starting out in their career.
Rak Nandwani is an Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University and was formerly a Consultant Physician in Glasgow. He helped set up the Sandyford sexual health service in Glasgow and led work to end HIV transmission in Scotland. He is particularly focused on addressing health inequalities by recognising diversity and promoting prevention interventions. In 2022, the Faculty of Public Health awarded him Membership by Distinction.
Liz Humphreys is the Whistleblowing Champion at both PHS and the Scottish Ambulance Service. With over 30 years of leadership experience in the public and third sectors, she is also a member of the Audit and Accountability Committee of the Police Investigation and Review Commission, Vice-Chair of Independent Living Fund Scotland, and a Trustee of the Scottish Association for Mental Health.
Angiolina Foster continued:
"As they continue to work with our eight other board members to set the strategic direction for Public Health Scotland, our reappointed Board Members will ensure we have the highest standards of governance and conduct throughout the organisation."