Public appointment: Member appointed to Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

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The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced the appointment of Miss Christie Fisher as a Member of Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board.


Miss Christie Fisher has been an Independent Mortgage and Protection Adviser since 2018 and is qualified via the Chartered Insurance Institute of which she is an active member.  She has previously worked in a number of roles for Santander, including as a Branch Manager within a number of Ayrshire branches and laterally as a leader of Santander’s Retail Assist team whose focus was improving and delivering the service strategy of the bank.

Christie brings a wealth of experience in delivering operational service at a company level as well as implementing service improvement strategies to improve customer experience, which she hopes to bring to her role as a non-executive Board Member. Christie deals with a wide variety of people within her role as a Mortgage Adviser and hopes to be a voice for them and the wider Ayrshire community; using this experience, coupled with her own life experiences, to help shape policies and procedures that will improve healthcare provision across Ayrshire and Arran.


Miss Fishers’ appointment is for four years, from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2026.

The appointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £8,930 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Miss Fisher 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.   

Miss Fisher has had no political activity within the last five years.


NHS Ayrshire and Arran is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 400,000 people living in the area, and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the population.




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