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New Board Members for NHS Education for Scotland


The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport has announced the appointments of Linda Dunion and Sandra Walker as Members of the NHS Education for Scotland Board.

Both appointments are for four years and will run from 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2022.

NHS Education for Scotland Chief Executive Caroline Lamb said:

“I’d like to welcome Linda and Sarah on board to the NES team. I’m looking forward to all of us benefitting from their extensive experience in leading and challenging public sector bodies to deliver more for their stakeholders.”

Linda Dunion spent 20 years of her career in leadership positions in a number of Scottish voluntary organisations, including Age Concern Scotland, Scottish Down’s Syndrome Association and Scottish Education and Action for Development. Linda brings to the Board considerable experience in governance, health and social care integration, communications, campaigns and the media and she has a particular interest in public engagement as evidenced by a long track record of supporting vulnerable people to make their voices heard.

Sandra Walker has over 35 years’ experience across the education sector, 15 of which have been in senior leadership roles, including Director of Curriculum and Learning, Aberdeen College and Vice Principal, North East Scotland College. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Sandra has extensive experience of regionalisation and merger and brings to this role a passion for continuous professional development across the workforce.

Full details of the appointments are available on the Scottish Government website.