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New NES Board members appointed

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport today announced the appointments of Jean Ford and Victoria Nairn to the NES Board.


The appointments will be for four years and will run from 1st May 2019 to 30th April 2023.

Jean Ford has had an extensive and successful career in banking, holding senior roles in Bank of Scotland, HBoS, Lloyds Banking Group and TSB. She has a track record of delivering complex projects on time and within budget and in recent years has played key roles in major change and business transformation programmes as part of the mergers of Bank of Scotland and Halifax, HBoS and Lloyds Banking Group and in the building of TSB. She brings an extensive and flexible set of technical, specialist and general management skills to apply in her non-executive role. Jean is also a Member of Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

Victoria Nairn is a graduate of the University of Wales and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (FCIPS), an affiliated member of Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), and a member of the Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA). Victoria started her career in the private sector, working across the commercial environment in the UK, specialising in commerce, corporate services, procurement, finance, risk management and corporate governance. Victoria has held a number of senior leadership roles, including at BAE systems, Lancashire Council, Highland Council and most recently as Vice Principal of Corporate Operations at Robert Gordon University. In her current role Victoria is a member of the Executive Leadership Team of the University, managing an extensive portolio of corporate services across the University to ensure that the institution has strong and innovative leadership delivering organisational excellence. Victoria does not hold any other ministerial public appointments.

Both appointments have been made by the Scottish Government, regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner. For more details, please see the Public Appointments website.