Public appointment: members reappointed to Forth Valley NHS Board

Public appointments news release.

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced the reappointment of Mr Stephen McAllister and Mr Allan Rennie as Members of Forth Valley NHS Board.


Mr Stephen McAllister is a former senior police officer who brings a wealth of experience in leadership, crisis management and corporate governance, which he has put to use in ensuring that the Scottish public sector provides the best service available in an efficient manner within budget. In addition to three years' experience as a Board member NHS Forth Valley, he has also served as a non-executive member with NHS Golden Jubilee and the Risk Management Authority, as well as holding non-executive positions in the third sector.

Mr Allan Rennie bring a wealth of management and communication experience, having edited two national newspapers and served as managing director of Scotland’s largest digital media company. He joined NHS Forth Valley as a non-executive member in 2019 and is currently Vice Chair of the Board, Chair of the Staff Governance Committee and Chair of the Organ Donation Committee. Allan was appointed Chair of Clackmannanshire and Stirling Integration Joint Board in April 2022. He is an honorary professor at the University of Stirling and serves on the complaints committee at press regulators IPSO.


The reappointments for Mr Stephen McAllister and Mr Allan Rennie will be for four years and will run from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2026.

The reappointments are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The reappointments are part-time and attract a remuneration of £8,930 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Mr Stephen McAllister is a member of the NHS Golden Jubilee Board, for which he receives a remuneration of £8,930 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week. He is also a non-executive Board member with the Risk Management Authority, for which he receives £220 per day for a time commitment of two days per month.

Mr Allan Rennie 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 Stephen McAllister and Mr Allan Rennie have 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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