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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

Our board

There are 14 places on the NES board of which 10 are non-executive and 4 are executive. All board members are appointed by the health minister.

The role of our board is to:

  • set strategic direction, define annual and longer term objectives and agree plans to achieve them
  • ensure that plans and performance are responsive to staff and stakeholder needs
  • oversee the delivery of planned results by monitoring performance against objectives
  • ensure effective financial stewardship
  • ensure high standards of governance and conduct throughout the NES organisation
  • appoint, appraise and remunerate senior executives

Non-executive board members

Executive board members

  • Karen Wilson Director of NMAHP (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions)
  • Professor Stewart Irvine Acting Chief Executive
  • Audrey McColl Director of Finance and Acting Deputy Chief Executive
  • Professor Rowan Parks Acting Medical Director

Governance documents