Following a recruitment process led by COSLA, the two local authority representatives on our Board who will provide a conduit between local government and the work of Public Health Scotland have been appointed. Councillor Jacqueline Cameron and Councillor Julie Bell join the eight Board members appointed through the joint COSLA and Scottish Government public appointments process, and complete the recruitment of the non-executive members of the PHS Board.

Jim McGoldrick, Chair of Public Health Scotland said:

"I am delighted to welcome our two new Board members to Public Health Scotland. Our joint accountability to COSLA and Scottish Government is very important to us as a Board. It is crucial that the work of the organisation is reflective of the breadth of public services and the impact Local Government has on the public’s health. Julie and Jacqueline will be vital to this and I much look forward to working with them both going forward."

Angela Leitch, Chief Executive of Public Health Scotland said:

"I’d like to welcome Jacqueline and Julie to Public Health Scotland, both of whom bring a wealth of local government experience to the Board. This is a challenging time for public health in Scotland, but the diversity of experience we have on the Board stands us in good stead to work effectively across the system and respond collaboratively to the challenge."

Last updated: 06 October 2022