Public appointment: Chair appointed to Lanarkshire NHS Board

Public appointments news release.

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care today announced the appointment of Martin Hill as Chair of Lanarkshire NHS Board, pending final pre-appointment checks.


Martin Hill is a retired health service senior manager and former trust chief executive, having most recently served as vice-chair of Lothian NHS Board and a member of Edinburgh and West Lothian Integration Joint Boards and, before that, as a non-executive member of NHS 24. He currently serves as a Board member of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), with particular interest in climate change and environmental sustainability within health. Martin has wide ranging experience in strategy development, executive coaching, leadership development and change management.


This appointment will be for four years and will run from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2025.

This appointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


This appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £35,138 per annum for a time commitment of three days per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Martin Hill is a member of SEPA, for which he receives remuneration of £293.29 per day, for a time commitment of 30 days per year. He will stand down from his role as vice-chair of Lothian NHS Board on 31 December 2021, for which he receives remuneration of £8,842 per annum, for a time commitment of one day per week.

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.  

Martin Hill has had no political activity within the last five years.


NHS Lanarkshire is one of the largest and most complex health economies in Scotland, providing health services across Lanarkshire to a population of around 655,000 with an annual budget of £1.25 billion. NHS Lanarkshire works closely in partnership with two local Councils and Integration Boards to deliver improved health and social care for Lanarkshire’s local communities. NHS Lanarkshire is a values-driven organisation, with clinical quality, person centred, safe and effective care firmly at the centre of their strategic plans.

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