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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.

Protected Characteristic

Staff Network


Age Young Person's Network Director of Finance
Armed Forces Armed Forces Network Sandie Scott, Director of Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Disability Ability Network Carole Anderson, Director of Transformation, Strategy, Planning and Performance
Race Ethnic Minority Network Mark MacGregor, Medical Director
Religion and Belief Spiritual Care Network Laura Smith, Director of People and Culture
Sex, Pregnancy and Maternity Women's Network Carolynne O'Connor, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations
Sexual Orientation and Trans Status LGBT+ Network Anne Marie Cavanagh, Nurse Director
Socioeconomic N/A Director of Finance


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