Public appointment: members reappointed to the Care Inspectorate Board

Public appointments new release.

The Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP, today announced the reappointments of Keith Redpath and Naghat Ahmed as members of the Care Inspectorate Board.


Keith Redpath was an experienced senior manager working across local government and the NHS in Scotland for over 30 years prior to his retirement in 2017. He continues to be a strong advocate for the integration of health and care services and has served on the Board of the Care Inspectorate since April 2018. 

Keith brings with him significant experience in the leadership, governance and scrutiny of organisations that plan, commission and deliver health and care services in Scotland.

Naghat Ahmed is a Law and Accountancy graduate and a committee member for the Law Society of Scotland Client Protection Sub-committee. Her current role at Glasgow City Council includes both programme and project management. She has previously worked on policy and strategy development, equality and diversity, change management, corporate governance and utilising project methodologies.

Naghat previously worked in the Commission for Racial Equality and NHS 24, specialising in equality and diversity. Naghat is a carer for relatives who have disabilities.


The reappointment of Keith Redpath will be for one year and will run from 16th April 2022 to 15th April 2023.

The reappointment of Naghat Ahmed will be for four years and will run from 16th April 2022 to 15th April 2026.

The reappointments are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The reappointments are part-time and attract a remuneration of £183.33 per day for a time commitment of two days per month.

Other ministerial appointments 

Keith Redpath is Chair of the NHS National Services Scotland Board, for which he receives remuneration of £27,554 per annum, for a time commitment of three days per week.

Naghat Ahmed is a member of the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland, for which she receives remuneration of £150 per day, for a time commitment of up to two days per month.

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.   

Keith Redpath and Naghat Ahmed have 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. The Care Inspectorate has around 600 staff working across Scotland.

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