Published: Monday, January 12th, 2015

Chair re-appointed to National Waiting Times Centre Board


The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport today announced the reappointment of the Chair to the National Waiting Times Centre Board.


The NHS National Waiting Times Centre Board (NWTC) is a Special Health Board made up of two distinct parts – the Golden Jubilee National Hospital and the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre. The NWTC is responsible for ensuring proper management of, and accountability for the site, and has collective responsibility for the performance of the organisation as a whole. The NWTC works with the NHS Boards and clinicians across Scotland in a common way to support a continued significant and sustainable increase in NHSScotland’s overall performance.


Ms Jeane Freeman is a senior consultant in public affairs specialising in providing strategic policy advice to private and public sector organisations at Board and CEO level. She has over 25 years of experience in public policy in the private and public sectors, working in the Office of the First Minister, as a senior civil servant, Chief Executive of Scottish and UK NGOs, UK parliamentary researcher and in broadcast media. Ms Freeman has a wide experience of public policy implementation and delivery together with experience in financial management and corporate governance. In 1995 she was awarded an OBE for service to criminal justice. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management and the Association for Scottish Public Affairs. Ms Freeman will bring to this role her particularly strong leadership qualities along with strategic/performance evaluation skills.


Ms Freeman is a Member of the Scottish Police Authority for which she receives £300 per day for a time commitment of five days per month. She is also a Member of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland for which she receives £295 per day for a time commitment of one day per month.

This reappointment will be for four years and will run from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018.

This reappointment is part time and attracts a remuneration of £25,210 for a time commitment of three days per week.


This reappointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public. Ms Freeman was involved in support of independence during the referendum campaign.

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