Public appointment: members reappointed to the Care Inspectorate Board

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The Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP today announced the reappointments of Mr Rognvald Johnson and Dr William Maxwell as Members of the Care Inspectorate Board.


Mr Rognvald Johnson commenced his career working for The Royal Bank of Scotland, serving in a number of branches / departments, including the Bank’s Internal Audit Department, before retiring as Senior Manager, Orkney Branches. After a spell working at Orkney College as Development Officer, he was engaged as Project Director, successfully delivering a Business Improvement District in Kirkwall. Rognvald was appointed as a non-executive member with NHS Orkney in July 2012 until June 2018, during which time he served as Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee, as well as Vice Chair of the Audit Committee. During the latter part of his term, Rognvald represented NHS Orkney on Orkney Health and Care Integrated Joint Board, also serving on its Audit Committee. He was first appointed to the Board of the Care Inspectorate in March 2019 and also serves on its Audit and Risk Committee, as well as participating in a number of Member / Officer Short Life Working Groups on Budget Development, Shared Services and Performance.

Dr William Maxwell has extensive experience of developing national approaches to regulation, quality assurance and improvement and leading public sector reform, gained within Scotland and beyond. Following a range of roles and a secondment to the Scottish Government, Bill was appointed to the post of HM Chief Inspector of Education for Wales in 2008, leading reform of the Welsh school inspection system. He was then appointed as HM Senior Chief Inspector of Education for Scotland in 2010 and the following year as Chief Executive of Education Scotland, a new improvement agency which combined regulation and inspection with a wider range of services to promote national improvement and support for the Government’s major reform programmes in education. Bill retired from Education Scotland in 2017 and is now consulting on education quality assurance, including recent projects for the European Commission and the OECD. He is a Director of the High School of Dundee and a member of the British Council's Advisory Committee for Scotland.


The reappointments will be for four years and will run from 1 March 2023 to 28 February 2027.

The reappointments are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The appointments are part-time and attract a remuneration of £187.08 per day for a time commitment of two days per month.

Other ministerial appointments

Dr William Maxwell is a member of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) for which he receives £212 per day for a time commitment of two days per month.

Mr Rognvald Johnson and 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 Rognvald Johnson has canvassed on behalf of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party at Scottish Parliament Election in 2021.

Dr William Maxwell has had no political activity within the last five years.


The Care Inspectorate is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) and it came into being on 1st April 2011 under the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010. The Care Inspectorate regulates and inspects care services in Scotland to make sure they meet the right standards. They also jointly inspect with other regulators to check how well different organisations in local areas work to support adults and children. Set up by Scottish Government, and accountable to Scottish Ministers, it is the Care Inspectorate’s job to assure and protect everyone that uses these services. They work to make sure everyone gets safe, high quality care that meets their needs and respects their rights. The Care Inspectorate has around 600 staff working across Scotland.

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