Chief Officers

Chief Officers

HSCS Chief Officers


Each of Scotland’s 31 health and social care partnerships has a chief officer.

The role of each chief officer is to lead the implementation of the strategic plan in their area, and to integrate and transform health and social care services for their local communities. They do this in two ways, through their strategic role within their integration joint board (IJB) and via their operational role within their NHS board and local authority.

Each health and social care partnership works towards a set of national health and wellbeing outcomes.

All Partnerships are responsible for adult social care, adult primary health care and unscheduled adult hospital care. Some are also responsible for children’s services, homelesness and criminal justice social work.


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Adam Coldwells

Chief Officer - Aberdeenshire

Alison MacDonald

Chief Officer - East Lothian

Allister Short

Chief Officer - Midlothian

Beth Culshaw

Chief Officer - West Dunbartonshire

David Leese

Chief Officer - Renfrewshire

David Lynch

Chief Officer - Dundee City

David Park

Chief Officer - Highland

David Williams

Chief Officer - Glasgow City

Eddie Fraser

Chief Officer - East Ayrshire

Gordon Paterson

Chief Officer - Perth & Kinross

Ian Aitken - Interim Chief Officer

Chief Officer - Clackmannanshire and Stirling

Jim Forrest

Chief Officer - West Lothian

Joanna MacDonald

Chief Officer - Argyll and Bute

Judith Proctor

Chief Officer - Edinburgh City

Julie Murray

Chief Officer - East Renfrewshire

Julie White

Chief Officer - Dumfries and Galloway

Louise Long

Chief Officer - Inverclyde

Michael Kellet

Chief Officer - Fife

Pamela Gowans

Chief Officer - Moray

Patricia Cassidy

Chief Officer - Falkirk

Robert McCulloch-Graham

Chief Officer - Scottish Borders

Ron Culley

Chief Officer - Western Isles

Ross McGuffie - Interim Chief Officer

Chief Officer - North Lanarkshire

Sally Shaw

Chief Officer - Orkney

Sandra Ross

Chief Officer - Aberdeen City

Simon Bokor-Ingram

Chief Officer - Shetland

Stephen Brown

Chief Officer - North Ayrshire

Susan Manion

Chief Officer - East Dunbartonshire

Tim Eltringham

Chief Officer - South Ayrshire

Val de Souza

Chief Officer - South Lanarkshire

Vicky Irons

Chief Officer - Angus