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The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced the reappointment of Mrs Margaret Kerr as a member of Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board.
Margaret Kerr brings significant financial expertise to the Board having accumulated more than 20 years’ experience from auditing and advising private companies, listed corporates and large public sector organisations. As a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAS), she has extensive financial reporting, internal control and corporate governance experience and has worked with a wide range of stakeholders including clinicians, academics, senior management and non-executives to develop and improve governance. Since her appointment in 2019, Margaret has been an active Board member, her roles have included: chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, chair of the Finance, Planning and Performance Committee, vice-chair of the Pharmacy Practices Committee and member of the Endowment Management Committee. In addition to this role, Margaret is also a volunteer mentor with MCR Pathways, a charity which supports young people who have experienced disadvantage and helps them realise their full potential through education.
Mrs Kerr’s reappointment will be for four years and will run from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2027.
The reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.
The reappointment 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 Kerr does not hold any other ministerial appointment.
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 Kerr 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.