Public appointment: Members appointed to the NHS Golden Jubilee Board

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The Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care

today announced the appointment of Rebecca Maxwell and Lindsay MacDonald as  members of the NHS Golden Jubilee Board.


Rebecca Maxwell comes to the NHS Golden Jubilee Board with over 25 years public sector leadership experience in both Health & Local Government across operational, strategy & executive roles. She has managed numerous teams, services, projects and strategies, always working to maximise their positive impact on people and communities affected. During her career, she has led numerous capital projects, improving services, buildings and communities and is excited to bring this experience to the work of the Board. For the last 6 years, Rebecca has operated her own boutique consultancy business specialising in business strategy and leadership development, including 4 years supporting women-owned businesses in New York. Rebecca is passionate about public services and their contribution to well-being and success for everyone, regardless of their start in life.

Lindsay MacDonald brings over 30 years experience of being accountable for major investment projects and P&L leadership in the transport, construction and telco sectors. Lindsay is a chartered management accountant (ACMA) and a project management professional (PMP accredited by PMI). He has a great deal of experience of bringing the disciplines of finance, delivery and performance management together in a coherent appraisal framework. Lindsay has been a member of investment and SME plc divisional boards for over 25 years and is currently a council and audit and assurance committee member of the Scottish Social Services Council. His particular interests lie in investment decision making, performance management and efficient delivery.


These appointments will run for 4 years and will run from 8 January 2024 to 7 January 2028.

These appointments are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


These appointments are part-time and attract a remuneration of £9,030 for a time commitment of 52 days per year.

Other ministerial appointments

Lindsay MacDonald is a council member of the Scottish Social Services Council  for which he receives remuneration of £9247.80 per year, for a time commitment of 5 days per month.

Rebecca Maxwell 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.   

Lindsay MacDonald and Rebecca Maxwell have had no political activity within the last five years.


A national institution, independently run by its own NHS Board, NHS Golden Jubilee delivers care through collaboration.

The NHS Golden Jubilee family includes:

  • Golden Jubilee National Hospital
  • NHS Scotland Academy
  • National Centre for Sustainable Delivery
  • Golden Jubilee Research Institute
  • Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel

The NHS National Waiting Times Centre continues to be the legal name for the Board.

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