Public appointment: member appointment extended on Forth Valley NHS Board

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The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced an extension to the appointment of Mr John Ford as a Member of Forth Valley NHS Board.


Mr John Ford has a degree in Economics and is a CIPFA and FCCA qualified accountant with extensive management experience in the public and private sector. He worked as Director of Finance at Stobhill NHS Trust for 6 years before joining the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) as Director of Finance and Corporate Services. John then retired from SEPA in early 2013 and set up his own consultancy company. As well as bringing financial expertise to the Board, John brings experience of implementing transformational change through leading customer focus and simplifying processes, procedures and systems projects. He also brings a wide range of experience in non-financial areas through his Director responsibility for corporate planning, HR & OD, ICT, procurement, facilities & estates, resilience and risk management.


This appointment extension will be for three months and will run from 1 May 2022 to 31 July 2022.

The appointment extension is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


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

Other ministerial appointments

Mr Ford 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.   

Mr Ford has had no political activity within the last five years.


NHS Forth Valley is responsible for meeting the health needs of over 306,000 people living in Forth Valley, and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services tailored for the whole population.

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