NHS National Services Scotland appoints new Chief Executive


NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) appointed a new Chief Executive to its board following a “rigorous” selection process.

Mary Morgan will take up the position from April 1st next year after spending a decade in other senior roles in the NSS.

Former deputy CEO Mary said she was “really pleased” to have been selected and hopes to, “continue to make a positive difference for all who depend on us.”

Current Chief Executive Colin Sinclair will stand down from the position to go into retirement in March 2021.

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Newly appointed Chief Executive of NSS Mary Morgan

Mary’s appointment has been welcomed by Health Secretary Jeane Freeman.

Ms Freeman said: “Mary Morgan’s extensive experience within the public sector will be an asset to NSS as they continue to deliver services to support the efficient and effective operation of the NHS in Scotland.

“Mary comes with a wealth of experience from NHS Scotland acquired during her roles with Health Protection Scotland, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service and her role following the necessary pause in ensuring delivery of NHS Lothian’s Royal Hospital for Children and Young People and Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

“Her knowledge and experience will be invaluable as NSS continues its crucial role in supporting the NHS through the current crisis.”

While NSS Chair Keith added: “I am delighted to say that, after a rigorous selection process, Mary Morgan has been appointed as our new Chief Executive.

“She will work closely with Colin Sinclair on handover arrangements over the coming months.

“Given the range of critical services NSS is delivering to support Scotland’s COVID response, it is good to have this period to enable an effective transition.”