Public appointment: member appointment extended on Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

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The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced the extension to the appointment of Bob Martin as a Member of Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board.


Bob Martin  joined Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board on 1 November 2013, bringing experience as a senior engineer and business leader. He has managed the design and construction of a number of large manufacturing facilities on a global basis through his work with ICI. Having worked with ICI for more than 24 years, Bob then joined ABB and established and managed an engineering services company based in Scotland. Robert’s division specialised in providing legislative compliance audits and advice regarding compliance, process and engineering design and construction for the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and drinks manufacturing sectors. Bob brings to the board skills and experience including governance and scrutiny, contract management, financial management, communication and networking.

Bob is Chair of the North Ayrshire Integration Joint Board and Vice-Chair of the North Ayrshire Strategic Planning Group.


This extension will be for 18 months and will run from 1st November 2021 to 30th April 2023.

This extension is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


This extension is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £8,842 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Bob Martin 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. 

Bob Martin has had no political activity within the last five years.


NHS Ayrshire & 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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