Published: Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

New Members for National Hospital's Board


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The NHS National Waiting Times Centre Board has welcomed four new Non Executive Members.


Phillip Cox, Kay Harriman, Dr Mark MacGregor and Stewart MacKinnon took up post on 1 October 2011 and will attend their first Board Meeting next month.


Dr MacGregor and Mr Cox have been appointed for four years, while Mr MacKinnon and Miss Harriman have been appointed for three and two years respectively.


The appointments were announced last week by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy. They were made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland's Code of Practice. The new members have not been involved in any political activity and do not hold any other ministerial appointments.


About the new Members

Philip Cox has completed over 30 years of service with the Royal Air Force (RAF), where he started his professional training as a Fighter Controller. From the very early stages of, and throughout his career, Phil has undertaken a wide variety of demanding command duties including acting at the Chief Executive and Station Commander of a vital defence activity which required him to lead nearly 2000 personnel and oversee 20 establishments within the UK and overseas. He has also seen service in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Phil has more recently served in a number of influential posts within the Ministry of Defence and UK government. Specifically he has been involved in developing strategies for both the RAF and UK government in order to deliver a wide range of long term initiatives and structures. Furthermore he has acted both to implement and ensure the successful delivery of the strategies that he has initiated.


Kay Harriman is an accomplished senior executive and pension trustee with over 20 years experience working in large international, complex, fast moving and customer-focussed organisations – she is currently in the role of Human Resources Director UK & Ireland at Hilton Worldwide. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). Kay's expertise in dealing with organisational change as well as the human resource side of new hotel openings, acquisitions and conversions is complemented by a strong track record in people management.


Mark MacGregor is a Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, and Clinical Director for Medical Specialties at Crosshouse Hospital in NHS Ayrshire and Arran. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Glasgow University, with research interests in the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease. He graduated in medicine and physiology from Glasgow University in 1990, and trained mostly in the West of Scotland. He is currently a Health Foundation GenerationQ fellow, studying quality improvement, leadership and approaches to improve patient-centredness. His main clinical interests are chronic kidney disease and newer approaches to haemodialysis. He was previously a Senior Medical Officer in the Scottish Government Health Directorates, advising on the implementation of medical appraisal and revalidation.


Stewart Mackinnon is a strategic management consultant and visiting Professor in Accounting and Finance at Strathclyde Business School. He has an excellent record of professional success, including significant Board level experience as an Executive and Non-Executive Director in complex organisations. He was formally the Chief Executive of the European Payments Council, based in Brussels, and prior to that Chief Executive of the Irish Payments Services Organisation Ltd. Stewart has strong analytical, strategic management, ambassadorial, facilitation, influencing and consensus building skills. He has holds a BA (Economics) degree and a Master of Business studies degree in Strategic Management, with First Class Honours, and is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and the Chartered Management Institute.


First meeting

The new members are currently undergoing their induction to the Board and will take their seats on the Board for the first time at the next public meeting – which takes place at 9.30am on Thursday 17 November.


Jeane Freeman OBE, Chair of the NHS National Waiting Times Centre, is looking forward to working with them in the times ahead. She said: "I am delighted with the four appointments who will ensure that we continue to deliver a quality service for all of our patients and customers.


"Each of them brings their own skills and experience to the table – Phil has an extensive strategic background, Kay brings experience of customer focus, Mark has expertise in health and Stewart comes with knowledge of financial management, corporate governance and risk management."


All of the Board's public meetings take place in the Level 5 Boardroom, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Agamemnon Street, Clydebank G81 4DY. To help us with accommodation, anyone planning to attend the meeting should contact our Communications Department in advance by calling 0141 951 5195/5175, or by emailing



Date of release: Friday 21 October 2011

Notes to editors:

Non Executive Members are appointed part-time and receive remuneration of £8,008 per annum for a time commitment of eight hours per week. The NHS National Waiting Times Centre is a national resource for NHSScotland that manages three centres of excellence.


The Golden Jubilee National Hospital is home to regional and national heart and lung services, a major centre for orthopaedics; and is the flagship hospital for reducing waiting times in key elective specialties.The Beardmore Centre for Health Science is NHSScotland's new clinical skills and research centre - it provides premier research facilities and is dedicated to the training and development of all healthcare professionals.The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre is NHSScotland's national conference centre and the venue of choice for NHS and public sector meetings, conferences and events.Visit our websites:


For more information contact:
Communications Department
NHS National Waiting Times Centre
Tel: 0141 951 5073/5195/5175
Mobile/out of hours: Contact the Golden Jubilee National Hospital switchboard on 0141 951 5000 and ask for 'on call communications'.



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