Delivering care through collaboration

Susan Douglas-Scott, CBE 

Susan has been Chair since 4 April 2018.

For the past 11 years, Susan has followed a diverse portfolio career as a freelance consultant in equalities, health, disability and social care; as a non-executive director and a charity trustee.  She is also a humanist and spiritual care celebrant and chaplain with Celebrate People.   

This followed on from her 18-year career in local authorities and non-Government Organisations in the field of disability and health, including the CEO of PHACE Scotland, Epilepsy Scotland and the Health and Social Care Alliance. 

In all her roles, Susan uses her skills as a committed people person, holding strong foundations in supporting people to live their lives in a positive way. With over two decades in leadership of organisations Susan has given her experience and insight into how strategy and focussing on people can bring about effective change. Susan has a keen eye for organisational development and through that lens, guides organisations to deliver services that make a real difference to the people they serve.

As a woman in leadership, Susan is committed to being a role model to other women and to making a difference to organisational culture.  Where there is a positive and supportive people centred culture, research shows us that everyone does better. Susan believes that this is the only way for us all to thrive in both the workplace and in society. 

In her personal life Susan and her partner Gerrie were the first lesbian couple to have a legal marriage ceremony in Scotland on 31 December 2014 having campaigned for equality for many years. In 2016, Susan was honoured to receive a CBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours list in recognition of her career long commitment to equality for all.

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