Public appointment: Chair reappointed to the State Hospitals Board for Scotland

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The Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP, today announced the reappointment of Brian Moore as Chair of the State Hospitals Board for Scotland.


Brian Moore has been Chair of the State Hospitals Board for Scotland since 5 July 2021.  Brian qualified as a social worker in 1980 leading to a 39-year local authority career with considerable experience of social care and social work services as both practitioner and senior manager. In May 2017 he retired from the position of Chief Officer for Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership. His management and leadership roles have provided significant experience of organisational change, community engagement, service development and improvement, partnership working and making best use of available resources. Through his role as Chair of the State Hospitals Board for Scotland and non-executive experience he has considerable knowledge of public sector governance. In August 2022 he was reappointed as a non-executive member with NHS Lanarkshire for a four year period.


Brian Moore’s reappointment will be for two years and will run from 5 July 2023 to 4 July 2025.

The reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The reappointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £28,128 per annum for a time commitment of three days per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Brian Moore is a non-executive member of the NHS Lanarkshire Board and receives an annual remuneration of £9,030 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.   

Brian Moore has had no political activity within the last five years.


The State Hospitals is one of four high secure hospitals in the UK. Located in South Lanarkshire in central Scotland, it is a national service for Scotland and Northern Ireland and one part of the pathway of care that should be available for those with secure care needs. The principal aim is to rehabilitate patients, ensuring safe transfer to appropriate lower levels of security.

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