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

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The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced the appointment of David Gould as a member of Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board.


David Gould

David is a graduate of University of Strathclyde Business School and qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1997, having trained with Price Waterhouse. 

He has devoted his career to working in the public sector, having occupied Finance roles within Scottish Enterprise and NHS 24 during its key start-up and roll-out phase, before being appointed Head of Corporate Services for Glasgow City Marketing Bureau; responsible for the successful delivery of corporate governance, HR, IT, Legal and Risk Management.

He has held Non-Executive positions within Registers of Scotland and Forestry Commission Scotland during periods of significant organisational challenge and change, and is currently a Non-Executive Director for GoFar Enterprises, a specialist media publisher and the Chairman of an after school care provider.

He is committed to helping to contribute to the people of Glasgow receiving the highest possible level of health and social care though optimising the use of available resources, skills and knowledge.

Outside of work, he is an award-winning sports journalist and photographer.


This appointment will be for four years and will run from 1 February 2022 to 31 January 2026. 

This appointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


This 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

David Gould 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.   

David Gould 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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