Public appointment: Members appointed to Tayside NHS Board

Public appointments news release.

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced the appointment of Mr Martin Black, Mrs Tracey Bowman and Dr Jacqueline Jensen as Members of Tayside NHS Board.


Martin Black was a Senior Community Development Officer prior to his retirement, working with and in communities that had history of many inequalities and he is passionate in reducing such.  He also worked for a few years in Strategic Planning in this local authority, and has extensive and varied experience in engaging with communities.  His other great determination is in improving addiction recovery opportunities having had experience and engagement with participants for over thirty years and having previously been the vice-chair of a national recovery fellowship.  Martin has been a member of NHS Fife, holding various committee positions in Finance, Staff Governance, Clinical Governance, Remuneration, Population Health and Wellbeing, and Audit and Risk.  He has previously chaired Staff Governance, Audit and Risk, and Pharmacy Practice and Dental Appeals; and was also a member of an Integration Joint Boar for six years, serving on Finance, Clinical Governance and Audit and Risk.

Tracey Bowman brings to this role over 35 years’ experience in Human Resources, the majority at a senior level, primarily gained in international manufacturing and in the further education sector.  Most recently she held the role of Director of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs at Komatsu UK Limited, the UK subsidiary of an international manufacturing organisation headquartered in Tokyo.  Her key areas of expertise include workforce strategy development, transformational change, employee engagement and business improvement.  Tracey also has non-executive experience in the charity sector and is currently a Governor on the Board of the Institute of Occupational Medicine, based in Edinburgh.  Her qualifications include Chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, BA (Hons) in Psychology, and post-graduate qualifications in Business, Strategic Human Resource Management, and Leadership Coaching and Mentoring.

Jacqueline Jensen has a BA (Hons) in Social Work and a Doctorate in Education.  She has had a career primarily in Local Government spanning 31 years and held a number of positions.  Her first role which involved significant Health responsibility was in delivering, then leading, the first English Integrated Service (disabled children) which brought together community health and therapy social work/care, and education provision.  Jacquelne has also been a Service Director (Children) in four local authorities, Director of Children’s Services (Statutory), Chief Officer, and prior to retirement Executive Director of People’s Services, a portfolio including Adult Social Care, Public Health, Children’s Services, Education/Skills and Community Safety.  Additionally, a member of the Health Executive Board and chair of Children and Maternity Committee, an Integrated Care Service (Health) Board which covered three local authorities.  Jacqueline has held Director or Trust Members roles on voluntary sector boards, including a current position as Director of a Credit Union and a Community Councillor for Perth district.


The appointment of Dr Jensen is for four years, from 12 September 2022 to 31 August 2026.

The appointments of Mr Black and Mrs Bowman are for four years, from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2026.

The appointments are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The appointments are part-time and attract a remuneration of £17,860 per annum for a time commitment of two days per week

Dr Jensen’s appointment will be for two days per week from the outset.

Mr Black’s appointment will initially be for one day per week until 30 November 2022, at which point he will move to a commitment of two days per week. 

Mrs Bowman’s appointment will initially be for one day per week until 31 December 2022, at which point she will move to a commitment of two days per week.

The remuneration paid for a one day per week commitment will be £8,930, pro rata.

Other ministerial appointments

Mrs Bowman is a Governing Body Member with the Institute of Occupational Medicine.  This is an unremunerated role which takes up one day per month.

Mr Black is currently a member of Fife NHS Board, from which he will stand down on 30 November 2022.  In this role, he receives an annual remuneration of £8,930 for a time commitment of one day per week.

Dr Jensen 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 Black, Mrs Bowman have had no political activity within the last five years.  Dr Jensen is a local branch organiser for the Scottish National Party.  


NHS Tayside is responsible for meeting the health needs and improving the health and wellbeing of around 417,000 people living in Tayside, and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the populations of Angus, Dundee City and Perth and Kinross. 

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