Our Board is made up of:

  • 10 non-executive Board members (two of whom are nominated by COSLA) this includes one whistleblowing champion
  • Public Health Scotland Employee Director, who provides the link between the Board and Staff Side
  • Public Health Scotland Chief Executive

Our Board is responsible for:

  • setting the strategic direction for the organisation and defining annual plans
  • ensuring that plans and performance take account of and are responsive to stakeholder needs
  • monitoring performance against objectives to check that PHS is delivering the right outcomes
  • ensuring effective financial stewardship
  • ensuring high standards of governance and conduct throughout the organisation, consistent with Public Health Scotland values

Our Board members

Angiolina is a respected public service leader who has extensive experience of local and national government. She has worked in a range of key policy areas including health and social care, communities and housing. 

Angiolina has served as Chief Executive of NHS 24 and Healthcare Improvement Scotland, and is a Board Member of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. In 2011 she was awarded a CBE for her contribution to Scotland’s public services.

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Ann graduated in law from the University of Strathclyde and is a qualified solicitor. After a substantial career in private legal practice, she was elected in 2001 as a Member of the UK Parliament for Glasgow Maryhill and from 2005 to 2015 represented the Glasgow North seat. She served as a Minister in the Scotland Office between 2008 and 2010.

She is currently Chair of the Scottish Prison Service Advisory Board, a director of Smart Energy GB, a Hearings Panel member for both the General Optical Council and General Chiropractic Council, and a Trustee of UN Women UK.

Angela was appointed the first Chief Executive of Public Health Scotland in September 2019. Angela is a member of the Public Health Scotland Board and brings significant experience to the role with over 25 years’ working in local government.

Angela went on to hold the role of Chief Executive at both Clackmannanshire Council and East Lothian Council before joining Public Health Scotland. Angela was elected as an honorary member of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) in 2022.  

Carron has 35 years’ experience in public service, mostly in local government and in the Highlands.  She has held both front-line and leadership roles across a range of services. She has two post graduate degrees focusing on participation and poverty, she brings an understanding of how multiple factors impact on public health.

Working at a senior level in organisational change and redesign, she has established evidence-based and partnership review processes which support scrutiny and challenge. In her most recent role, Carron was Executive Chief Officer for Communities and Place in Highland Council.

Jacqueline is a Renfrewshire Councillor, representing Johnstone South and Elderslie and one of two COSLA Representatives on the Board. She is Depute Leader of Renfrewshire Council and Chair of the Fairer Renfrewshire Sub-Committee. She is also a non-executive member of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Board.

Jacqueline brings knowledge of the third sector, local government and as a ward councillor, a strong link to communities and community groups.

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Julie represents the ward of Kirriemuir and Dean in Angus Council, and is one of the two COSLA-nominated non-executive directors. 

As a councillor, she is the vice chair of the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership, represents Angus on the board of NHS Tayside and sits on the board of Voluntary Action Angus. She is also a member of COSLA’s Health and Social Care  policy board.

Colin is CEO of SVM Asset Management, an independent Edinburgh-based investment group, and brings business, financial and change management experience to the Board.

Previous experience has included appointments as the Deputy Chair and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee on the boards of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and of CFA Institute, a global professional body. 

Anna is a GP in Glasgow. In addition to working in practices in Pollokshields and Possilpark, she works for the Glasgow Youth Health Service and provides GP services to Dungavel Immigration Centre and a local Hospice. She is a trustee for the Govan Community Project. Anna has been appointed as a non-executive director to the board of the Promise.

Anna has a first class BSc (hons) in International Public Health from the University of Leeds, an MBChB from the University of Dundee and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Glasgow. Anna has a specialist interest in health inequalities, refugee and migrant health and the needs of young people, especially those who are care experienced. She regularly teaches and contributes to radio discussions on these subjects.

Elizabeth has over 30 years of leadership experience in the public and third sectors. She is a non-executive director and the whistleblowing champion at both Public Health Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Elizabeth is also a member of the Audit and Accountability Committee of the Police Investigation and Review Commission; Vice-Chair of Independent Living Fund Scotland, Chair of Drake Music Scotland and a Trustee of the Scottish Association for Mental Health.

Ewan has been a member of the Young Scot Health Panel since 2021 and was involved in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to those aged 16-25 by contributing to the dissemination of important information about vaccination for young people, via several social media and radio campaigns. Ewan was the Scottish FA’s Youth Ambassador of Change for Refereeing between 2018 and 2021 and chaired the Youth Referee Ambassador National Committee in this role. 

He holds a BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences degree from the University of Edinburgh and is currently a Medical Student at the University of Aberdeen. Ewan also has an ongoing interest in Emergency Medicine and recently presented at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Clinical and Research Conference.  Ewan contributes and chairs national committees and has been involved with various local and national working groups and organisations.

Jane-Claire is Chief Executive Officer at Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland. She has also held posts at Diabetes UK, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body and NUS Scotland; and was previously a non-Executive Member of NHS Health Scotland.

Jane-Claire is also a board member at Children in Scotland and was previously a Commissioner at the Scottish Human Rights Commission. She holds an MA Hons, an MBA, and a post graduate diploma in Quality in Health Leadership. Jane-Claire has an interest in women's leadership development, mentoring young women starting out in their career.

Michael is the Staff Side Chair of the Partnership Forum and Employee Director for Public Health Scotland. He holds several lay positions within UNISON, including, Steward and Equality Officer for the Scottish Health Care Branch and Scottish Regional Representative UNISON National LGBT+ Committee.

His previous positions include; Clinical Network Manager, Diabetes Managed Clinical Network, NHS Argyll and Clyde and then NHS Glasgow and Clyde. Public Health Advisor, NHS Health Scotland (covering Food, Nutrition and Healthy Weight), Employee Director and Non-executive Director of NHS Health Scotland.

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Rak is an Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University and was formerly a Consultant Physician in Genito-Urinary Medicine. He is currently leading a proposal to Scottish Government on ending HIV transmission in Scotland by 2030. Rak was awarded Membership by Distinction of the Faculty of Public Health in 2022.

His previous public appointments include five years on the BBC Audience Council for Scotland. In 2022, the British Association for Sexual Health & HIV (BASHH) recognised Rak’s contributions by awarding him Honorary Life Fellowship.

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Steve served as Chief Executive of the Highland Council until November 2018. Steve works within the Board and its Committees 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.

Last updated: 01 November 2022
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