Mr Malcolm Wright
Chief Executive of NES
Malcolm has spent his career in the National Health Service. Starting as an Administrative Trainee with Lothian Health Board in 1975 he progressed through a range of managerial positions. He then went to the Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street as Hospital Manager, was subsequently appointed as Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Sick Children's NHS Trust. Following, this he worked in NHS Dumfries & Galloway firstly as Chief Executive of the Acute Hospitals Trust and lastly as Chief Executive of Dumfries & Galloway Health Board.
He has a particular interest in development and leadership issues and attended the Kings' Fund Senior Management Programme, the Leadership at the Peak Programme at the Centre of Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, the Windsor Leadership Trust and the Tavistock Institute.
He undertook the National School of Government Top Management Programme in 2008. Malcolm is Chair of the Ministerial Children and Young People's Health Support Group in Scotland, Chair of the Ministerial Review of Specialist Services for Children in Scotland, and Chaired the Scottish Government Task Group on Building Parenting and Family Capacity as part of the Early Years Framework.
He is also Chair of the Institute of Healthcare Management, Scottish Division and Vice-Chair of IHM UK. Malcolm was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Paisley in 2007, an Honorary Fellowship of The Royal College of General Practitioners in 2007 and an OBE in the New Years Honours List in 2008.