Public appointments: member reappointed to NHS 24 Board

Public appointment news release.

Member reappointed to NHS 24 Board

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced the reappointment of Martin Togneri as a Member of the NHS 24 Board.


Martin Togneri is a former Dean of the Business School at Glasgow Caledonian University and was the founding Chief Executive of Scottish Development International. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of the Scottish Ambulance Service and has served as a Non-Executive Director at CogBooks Ltd., the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Skills Development Scotland and as a Trustee of the charities Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance and the Scottish Waterways Trust. He brings wide-ranging experience of strategic and operational planning, senior-level operations management and organisational change to the post, in addition to his Non-Executive experience of helping set strategy, scrutinise financial and operational performance and ensure robust risk management.


The reappointment will be for four years and will run from 1st April 2022 to
31st March 2026.

The reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The reappointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £8,842 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Mr Togneri is a Member of the Scottish Ambulance Service Board for which he receives remuneration of £8,842 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

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 Togneri distributed election literature in 2017 on behalf of the Scottish National Party.


NHS 24 delivers a high quality online and out of hours telephone service providing access to health advice and information at any time across Scotland. Its core unscheduled care service handles successfully about 1.7 million calls out of hours each year, providing clinical advice and care when GP surgeries are closed and people are too ill to wait until they re-open. Working with Health Boards and other partners NHS 24 also provides a range of other health information services to inform and support people in maintaining their health and managing ill health, including NHS Inform which provides the public with a wide range of online services including a health encyclopaedia and local services database.  

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