Public appointment: Chair reappointed to NHS Golden Jubilee Board

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The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced the reappointment of Susan Douglas-Scott as Chair of the NHS Golden Jubilee Board.

Chair: Susan Douglas Scott

Susan Douglas-Scott is an experienced non-executive Board Chair and celebrant.  Her career and life focus is on developing and delivering services that are centred on people.  With over two decades in leadership of organisations, Susan brings experience and insight to the role of Board Chair with skills in ensuring effective strategy is in place alongside a focus on people. 

For the past four years Susan has been the Board Chair at NHS Golden Jubilee and during this time has seen its portfolio grow and develop.  She is proud that she is able to lead the Board of such a can do organisation, one she ensures its service to the people of Scotland is always at its heart. 

During this time Susan has also served as the Chair of the Independent Living Fund Scotland reflecting her life long career and lived experience of disability.  Susan’s professional background is in the field of disability and health, including serving as the CEO of PHACE Scotland, CEO of Epilepsy Scotland, and ending her executive career as the first CEO of the Health and Social Care Alliance. 

Susan was awarded a CBE in 2019 by the Queen in her New Year’s Honours for Human Rights in Disability and LGBT+ issues.


This reappointment will be for four years and will run from 4 April 2022 to 3 April 2026.

This reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


This reappointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £27,830 per annum  for a time commitment of three days per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Susan Douglas-Scott is Chair of the Independent Living Fund Scotland, for which she receives a remuneration of £5,000 per annum for a time commitment of two days per month.

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.   

Susan Douglas-Scott has had no political activity within the last five years.


A national institution, independently run by its own NHS Board, NHS Golden Jubilee* delivers care through collaboration.

The NHS Golden Jubilee family includes:

  • Golden Jubilee National Hospital,
  • NHS Scotland Academy,
  • National Centre for Sustainable Delivery,
  • Golden Jubilee Research Institute, and
  • Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel.

* The NHS National Waiting Times Centre continues to be the legal name for the Board.

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