Public appointment: Members reappointed to Lothian NHS Board

Public appointments news release.

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced the reappointment of Mr Martin Connor and Mr Angus McCann as  members of Lothian NHS Board.


Martin Connor was appointed to the NHS Lothian Board in September 2017. He has extensive experience as a non-executive director in the NHS as well as in the private sector and the charity sector. He is a qualified accountant and worked at a senior level in both the private and public sectors before retiring and taking up various non–executive appointments.

Angus McCann was appointed to the NHS Lothian Board in September 2017. He worked for IBM between 1988 and 2018, specialising in the use of IT within the healthcare industry from 2008. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering, Healthcare Informatics, Public Health, and Business Administration. Angus was a citizen member of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board from 2014 until 2017. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered IT Professional. His interests include technology, music and travel.


Mr Connor’s reappointment will be for two years and will run from 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2025. Mr McCann’s reappointment will be for one year and will run from 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2024.

The reappointments are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The reappointments are part-time and attract a remuneration of £9,030 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Mr Connor and Mr McCann do 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 Connor and Mr McCann have had no political activity within the last five years.


NHS Lothian is responsible for protecting and improving the health of the 850,000 population across Lothian and works closely with local authorities and third sector  partners in providing an integrated system of community-based health and social care across East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian. They also provide some services for patients in the Borders and in Fife and are a national centre of expertise for some specialties provided to people across Scotland. 

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