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Executive Leads

Diversity and Inclusion governance 

The Diversity and Inclusion Group is the Board's forum for discussing and working towards equality, diversity and inclusion. 

In 2021, the group was renamed from the Equalities Group to the Diversity asnd Inclusion group, with revised terms of reference and governance structure. The D&I Group sits beneath the Staff Governance Group.

In order to establish a more holistic approach to embedding the D&I agenda across the organisation the group has membership across all divisions/departments to actively engage and foster ownership of the Boards set of Equality Outcomes.   

Staff satellite network representation at D&I Group meetings to capture key discussion points with the intention to deliver proactive and considered outcomes to reduce inequality within the workforce. 

The group has also sought the creation of Executive Leads to represent the nine Protected Characteristics and Fairer Scotland Duty (FSD) to provide visibility from a senior leadership level.

Executive Leads

The Board’s Executive Directors have taken up active roles in champion the nine Protected Characteristics and Fairer Scotland Duty. By embedding the ethos of equality at a senior leadership level, we are building on our strengths and raising the profile of previously underrepresented groups.

Name Director Protected Characteristic Staff Network

Anne Marie Cavanagh

Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Sexual Orientation
Trans Status


Carolynne O'Connor

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations

Pregnancy and Maternity


Carole Anderson

Director of Transformation, Strategy, Planning and Performance



Mark MacGregor

Medical Director 


Ethnic Minority

Michael Breen

Finance Director


Young Person's 

Serena Barnatt

Director of Workforce

Religion and Belief
Marriage and Civil Partnership

Spiritual Care




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