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Public appointments: members reappointed to Lothian NHS Board

Published: 12 Aug 2021

Public appointment news release.

Published:
12 Aug 2021
Public appointments: members reappointed to Lothian NHS Board

Members reappointed to Lothian NHS Board

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced the reappointments of Bill McQueen CBE and Peter Murray as members of Lothian NHS Board.

Members

Bill McQueen CBE is a former senior civil servant in the Scottish Government and Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service whose responsibilities have included policy and strategic development, transformational change and service delivery. He is an experienced Non-Executive Director who recently served as Deputy Chair of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and has previously served as a Member of the Accounts Commission for Scotland, the Scottish Legal Aid Board and the Employment Tribunal Service. He currently chairs NHS Lothian’s Staff Governance Committee and is Vice Chair of the West Lothian Integrated Joint Board.

Peter Murray has been a Member of Lothian NHS Board since 1st February 2016.  He Chairs the East Lothian Integrated Joint Board and is a Member of Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board. Peter also Chairs NHS Lothian’s Remuneration Committee and is a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Reappointments 

The reappointments will be for two years and will run from 1st February 2022 to
31st January 2024.

The reappointments are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

Remuneration

The reappointments are part-time and attract a remuneration of £8,584 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Bill McQueen CBE is a Member of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for which he receives remuneration of £297.95 per day, for a time commitment of up to five days per month.

Peter Murray is a Member of the Scottish Social Services Council for which he receives remuneration £154.13 per day, for a time commitment of up to five 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. 

Bill McQueen CBE and Peter Murray have had no political activity in the last five years.

Background

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.