New Chair takes up role

Keith Redpath takes up the role of Chair of NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) from Thursday 1 August 2019.

During his career, Keith spent a total of 42 years working in both local government and the NHS in Scotland.

Colin Sinclair, NSS Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that Keith is joining NSS, especially as he has significant experience in both our health and social care systems.

“This background will be invaluable as we develop our service offerings particularly in the area of health and social care integration where NSS potentially has a lot to offer.

Keith Redpath was the Chief Officer of the West Dunbartonshire Integrated Joint Board and, between 2015 and 2017, he was the Chair of the National Chief Officers Group representing the views of his fellow Chief Officers across health and care in Scotland.

Since retiring in 2017, Keith has been appointed to Non-Executive positions with the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council.

Keith’s appointment as Chair of NSS will be for four years, from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2023, and is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

Colin added: “I would also like to say a big thank you to our previous Chair, Elizabeth Ireland.

“Elizabeth has made a huge contribution to NSS over the last 13 years, including the last six as Chair.  I would like to wish her all the best for the future.”

Two current Non-Executive Directors, Julie Burgess and John Deffenbaugh, have also been reappointed to the board of NSS for a further four years. 

Colin said: “Julie and John have made a significant contribution to the Board over the last three and a half years and I look forward to this continuing into their new term.”

More information on the Board appointments is available on the Appointed for Scotland website.

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