Published: Friday, April 13th, 2018

New Chair for Golden Jubilee Foundation



The Golden Jubilee Foundation is delighted to announce that Susan Douglas-Scott has been appointed Board Chair.


Susan’s appointment is effective from 4 April 2018. She will chair her first Board meeting on 10 May 2018.


Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Shona Robison MSP, announced the appointment, which was made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland’s Code of Practice. 


Susan commented: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to Chair an organisation which prides itself on being at the forefront of innovation whilst still delivering truly person centred services.


“I look forward to working with the staff and colleagues across the NHS to ensure we continue to deliver a quality service for patients across Scotland and beyond.”


Jill Young, Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee, commented: “We look forward to working with Susan as we deliver our elective care expansion programme and continue to drive forward our vision of leading quality, research and innovation.”


The Golden Jubilee’s Board Meetings are open to the public. Future meetings take place at 10am on the following dates:

•Thursday 10 May

•Thursday 21 June

•Thursday 2 August

•Thursday 13 September

•Thursday 25 October

•Thursday 6 December


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 


Notes to editors:


Susan Douglas-Scott


For the past eight years, Susan has followed a diverse portfolio career as a freelance consultant in equalities, health, disability and social care; as a non-executive director of a NHS Education for Scotland; as the chair of the Independent Living Fund Scotland and as a popular humanist celebrant.  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, CEO of Epilepsy Scotland and then the first CEO of the Health and Social Care Alliance.  Susan has also served on the boards of a variety of third sector organisations most recently as a trustee of Leonard Cheshire Disability where she was vice chair and latterly interim chair.  She served for seven years and once her term ended in 2016, she was given the honorary role of Vice President.   


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 not only being a role model to other women but to making a difference to organisational culture.  Where there is a positive and supportive people centred culture, women and indeed 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 the LGBTQI ICON award in recognition of her career long commitment to equality for all.

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