Member appointed to Lothian NHS Board

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The Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care, Michael Matheson MSP today announced the appointment of Jonathan Blazeby to Lothian NHS Board.


Jonathan Blazeby is a Chartered Accountant who worked in the professional services sector as a Director with PwC in the UK and Hong Kong. He has led large and complex statutory audits, financial and operational restructurings and Mergers and Acquisitions across multiple industries and countries. He also worked at a senior level to oversee finance, operations and transformation (people and systems). After 27 years in Hong Kong, he has returned to live in the Edinburgh area to be closer to family. Jonathan brings technical expertise in finance, audit and risk to the role, as well as strengths in leadership, change management and workforce strategies.


This appointment will be for 4 years and will run from 1 February 2024 to 31 January 2028.

This appointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


This appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £9,030 for a time commitment of 52 days per year.

Other ministerial appointments

Mr Blazeby does not hold any other public appointments.

Political activity

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 five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.   

Mr Blazeby has had no political activity within the last five years.


NHS Lothian is responsible for protecting and improving the health of the 850,000 population across Lothian and works closely with local authorities and third sector partners in providing an integrated system of community-based health and social care across East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian. They also provide some services for patients in the Borders and in Fife and are a national centre of expertise for some specialties provided to people across Scotland. 

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