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Former Perth and Kinross Council chief executive Harry Robertson has been reappointed to the NHS Health Scotland Bo...
Former Perth and Kinross Council chief executive Harry Robertson has been reappointed to the NHS Health Scotland Board.

Mr Robertson is also a former member of The Health Improvement Committee of NHS Tayside. As a former leading national participant and qualified member of The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) he provides the board of NHS Health Scotland with substantial experience of financial management and governance issues. He recently took on the role of chairman of NHS Health Scotland's audit committee. He does not hold any other ministerial appointments.

There are two other reappointments to the board:

Eileen Wilson has worked with Age Concern Scotland for 12 years based in Inverness. Currently she is fieldwork manager managing a team of community workers in the north. She was a founder member of the Alness Credit Union. She chairs the board of the Ross & Cromarty Citizens' Advice Bureau. She is a member of the Board of HIE Inverness and East Highland Local Enterprise Company and does not hold any other ministerial appointments.

Maureen Moore is the chief executive of ASH Scotland the leading charity tackling Tobacco Control in Scotland. Mrs Moore was awarded the NCH 2006 Women of Influence for her work in tobacco control and specifically her work spearheading the campaign to outlaw smoking in enclosed public places. Previously Mrs Moore was the chief executive of Scottish AIDS Monitor the first national charity in Scotland to tackle the spread of HIV/AIDS. She is a founder member of PHACE Scotland (Project for HIV/AIDS Care and Education) in Glasgow. She does not hold any other ministerial appointments.

All three re-appointments will be for a period of four years from April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2010.

The posts are part time with a time commitment of three days per month for which the annual remuneration is£5,345.

NHS Health Scotland aim to:

* deliver health improvement programmes to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders working to improve Scotland's health

* employ knowledge about health and its determinants in a way that will influence policy and practice to improve health within Scotland

* play a key role in the successful implementation of programmes of health improvement

Ministerial re-appointments are made in accordance with the Code of Practice issued by the Office of the Commisioner for Public Appointments 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 (if any declared) to be made public. Within the last five years, none of the above re-appointees have been involved in any political activity.

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