Public appointment: member reappointed to Borders NHS Board

Public appointment news release.

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP, today announced the reappointment of Fiona Sandford as a member of Borders NHS Board.


Fiona Sandford has served as a non-executive member of Borders NHS Board since 2016 and prior to retirement, she was Associate Dean of the Business School of Imperial College and at London Business School, where she was also Director of Careers and Global Business. From 2015 to 2019, Fiona was Chair of Court at her alma mater, the University of Stirling. Fiona was a lay member of the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee from 2000 to 2010 and prior to that she was a founder trustee of the Jeans for Genes Campaign.


This reappointment will be for four years and will run from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2026.

This reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


This reappointment is part-time and attract an annual remuneration of £8,842 for a time commitment of one day per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Fiona Sandford does not hold any other ministerial 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.

Fiona Sandford has had no political activity over the last five years.


NHS Borders is responsible for meeting the health needs and improving the health and wellbeing of around 118,900 people living in the Borders, spread over 4,723 square kilometres of town, village and rural communities. NHS Borders provides a range of health and social care services which includes acute, mental health, primary and community services.

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