New Board Members Colin Grieve & John Kemp

The Scottish Government has confirmed the appointment of two new non-executive members to Fife NHS Board.

The appointments of Colin Grieve (photo - left) and John Kemp (photo - right) have been confirmed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP, and both new members will serve on the Board for a period of four years, from 1 October 2022.

Colin Grieve holds an Executive MBA and has a range of planning, budget and people management experience, with 30 years’ experience in the Public Sector. He served for 25 years in Fife Fire and Rescue Service where he was the Head of Community Safety. He brings significant change management and service redesign experience; along with strong people and budget management skills with a focus on inclusion and participation. Colin brings to the board a strong focus on community planning, engagement and empowerment, and working in partnership with other public and private organisations, to achieve positive outcomes for communities. He is an advocate of the benefit of good health outcomes across non-health public services, and the wider societal benefits a focus on public health can deliver.

John Kemp has recently retired as a director of the Scottish Funding Council, the body responsible for funding universities and colleges. During his 20 years at the Council his roles included responsibility for outcome agreements with colleges and universities; leading a programme of college mergers; interim chief executive between 2016 and 2018; and a secondment to the University of the Highlands and Islands for two years from 2019 to 2021. Before that he had been a councillor and had worked in publishing. He brings to the board extensive experience of linking investment and outcomes in the public sector and knowledge of the education system that supports people into NHS careers.

The announcement from Public Appointments Scotland is available at the link below: