Public appointment: Chair appointed to the Care Inspectorate Board

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The Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP today announced the appointment of Mr Doug Moodie as Chair of the Care Inspectorate Board.


Doug Moodie has been a Chartered Certified Accountant since 1994, and a Management Consultant since 2012; working in senior roles and leading teams across a number of different sectors and complex clients.  Doug brings entrepreneurial flair from a variety of different businesses he has established, which include early years childcare, property management and private equity focusing on the Pharma, Biotech and Technology sectors to deliver innovative and unique solutions to a wide array of different challenges and medical needs facing society.

He has gained a wide breadth of knowledge and experience encompassing a focus on people, innovation, change management, finance, data protection, early years childcare/care homes, strategy and an underlying desire to help others via various voluntary causes that he is extremely passionate about; all of which he will champion to help shape and deliver a Care Inspectorate which everyone in Scotland can be proud of. 

Since 2014, Doug has been Chair of Falkirk Children’s Panel; Chair of HELM in Dundee who provide support, learning and guidance to over two hundred care experienced young people; Chair of Clackmannanshire Business Improvement District (BID); and a Director/Treasurer of Home Start (Clacks), who received a Queens Award in 2022 for service to many families needing their help and support across the local community.


The appointment will be for four years and will run from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2026.

The appointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £272.50 per day for a time commitment of three days per week.

Other ministerial appointments

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


The Care Inspectorate is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) and it came into being on 1st April 2011 under the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (under its former name of Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland). An independent body, the Care Inspectorate is a scrutiny body which supports improvement and regulates and inspects care services in Scotland to make sure they meet the right standards. They also jointly inspect with other regulators to check how well different organisations in local areas work to support adults and children. Set up by Scottish Government and governed by its Board which is appointed by and accountable to Scottish Ministers, it is the Care Inspectorate’s job to assure and protect everyone that uses these services. They work to make sure everyone gets safe, high quality care that meets their needs and respects their rights. The Care Inspectorate has around 600 staff working across Scotland.

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