Carol Potter

NHS Fife is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Potter as the Board’s new Chief Executive.

Carol Potter previously served in a dual role as NHS Fife’s Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive, before being appointed Interim Chief Executive in January 2020. Carol has more than 25 years experience in variety of roles across NHS Scotland.

The role of Chief Executive was previously held by Paul Hawkins who is retiring following a secondment as Chief Executive of NHS Highland.

Tricia Marwick, Chair of NHS Fife, said:

“On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to welcome Carol Potter as the new Chief Executive of NHS Fife.  

“Carol has garnered considerable experience across a variety of roles, and served with great distinction as Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive.

“Having worked closely with Carol in recent months in her role as Interim Chief Executive, I have seen first-hand the leadership she has shown in steering NHS Fife through the most challenging of circumstances.

“I look forward to working alongside her as Chief Executive as we continue to work through and address the challenges that COVID-19 brings to the NHS and our communities.”

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman MSP, said:

“I want to congratulate Carol Potter on her appointment as Chief Executive of NHS Fife and express my sincere thanks to her for the leadership she has shown as Interim Chief Executive

since January 2020. As a former NHS Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive, Ms Potter is respected for her professionalism and dedication.

“I am sure she will continue to provide collaborative and inclusive leadership, working in partnership across the health and care system, to ensure the continued delivery of high quality services to local communities, while ensuring NHS Fife is fully prepared for future challenges.”

On accepting the appointment, Mrs Potter said:

“I am delighted to accept this appointment and am committed to ensuring that we continue to provide the best possible care for people across Fife.

“These are unprecedented times for healthcare services and the communities we serve. Our staff have worked incredibly hard throughout the pandemic and I look forward to continuing to work with them and our partners.”