Public appointment: Chair appointment extended on Fife NHS Board

Public appointments news release.

This document is part of a collection

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced the appointment extension of the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick as Chair of Fife NHS Board.


Rt Hon Tricia Marwick was born and brought up in Fife where she still lives with her husband. She was elected to the Scottish Parliament when it re-opened in 1999, and in 2011 was elected by the Parliament as the first female Presiding Officer. Tricia retired from the Scottish Parliament 2016 and has been Chair of NHS Fife since January 2017, and also Chair of the Fife Health Charity.


This extension will be for a period of three months and will run from 1 January 2023 to 31 March 2023.

The extension is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The extension is part-time and attracts a daily rate of £211.87 for a time commitment of three days per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Ms Marwick 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.   

Ms Marwick has had no political activity within the last five years.


NHS Fife is one of 14 territorial NHS Boards in Scotland. The organisation provides healthcare to a population of more than 370,000 and currently employs around 8,500 staff. As a large, rural area, with varied geography and several centres of population, there are particular challenges to meeting the health needs of the people of Fife. To address these challenges, NHS Fife is working to improve health services with the involvement and support of a variety of partners, including Fife Council, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, other health boards in Scotland, the voluntary and independent sector, and most importantly, the public.

Back to top