New Member Appointed to Forth Valley NHS Board

The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport today announced the appointment of Joanne Chisholm as a Member of the Forth Valley NHS Board.

Joanne Chisholm is a highly experienced and passionate HR & Organisational Development professional who has held senior management roles in utilities, financial services and the third sector.  Joanne is now enjoying working as an independent consultant where she helps organisations, teams and people achieve their goals.  Residing in Bridge of Allan with her husband and young family, she is pleased to play a role in the wider community and utilise her leadership skills and wider experience on the Board of NHS Forth Valley.

This appointment will be for four years and will run from 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2019.

This post is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £8,088 for a time commitment of one day per week.

Joanne does not hold any other ministerial appointments.

NHS Forth Valley is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 300,000 people living in Forth Valley, and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for populations covering a geographic area from Killin and Tyndrum in the North, Strathblane in the West, Bo’ness in the East and Falkirk in the South.

This Ministerial public appointment was made in accordance with the code of practice published 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 5 years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.  Joanne Chisholm has had no political activity within the last five years.