Public appointment: Member appointed to Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Public appointments news release

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced the appointment of Mrs Dianne Foy as a Member of Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board.


Mrs Dianne Foy is a counsellor in private practice, graduating from the University of Strathclyde in 2018; and a qualified Environmental Health Officer, most recently working in public health enforcement during the Coronavirus pandemic.  She is a member of the Board of Flourish House, a mental health charity and The Courtyard Pantry, a food project aiming to alleviate poverty and increase access to food and employment.  She has prior governance experience, having served on the Boards of Glasgow Women’s Aid and Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.

Dianne worked within the field of Environmental Protection for 20 years, progressing from officer to Unit Manager level and gaining experience of enforcement, regulation, auditing, policy and strategy; as well as risk management, health and safety and emergency planning.  She has diversified her career significantly in the last ten years, working and volunteering within the third sector and gaining experience within the areas of women’s services, mental health support, families and children, community transport and adult disability.  Having now worked in the private, public and third sectors in a broad range of roles, Dianne feels she has a unique perspective to bring to this Board position.


Mrs Foys’ appointment is for four years, from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 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

Mrs Foy 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.   

Mrs Foy has had no political activity within the last five years.


NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest health system in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.  It is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 1.14m people living in the area, and provides a comprehensive range of community and hospital based services for the population. 




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