Non Executive members


Stewart MacKinnon

Interim Chair


Mr MacKinnon is a strategic management consultant and visiting Professor in Accounting and Finance at Strathclyde Business School. He has an excellent record of professional success, including significant experience as an Executive and Non-Executive Director in complex organisations. He was formally the Chief Executive of the European Payments Council and of the Irish Payments Services Organisation Ltd. He holds a BA (Economics) degree and a Master of Business studies degree in Strategic Management, with First Class Honours, and is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and the Chartered Management Institute. Mr MacKinnon does not hold any other Ministerial appointments.

Marcella Boyle


Marcella has held senior executive positions in the public, private and third sectors. She started her career in economic development before a move to the private sector. For over 10 years she worked as UK and Ireland Client Services Director with a NASDAQ listed talent management company. She is now an independent Change and Business Development Director working with public and not for profit organisations. Marcella has also served as a Trustee with ENABLE Scotland, the national learning disability charity.

Karen Kelly


Karen has recently moved into freelance consultancy specialising in financial management, organisational governance and programme assurance. From 2012 to 2015 she was Head of Corporate Programmes at the City of Edinburgh Council, responsible for overseeing a diverse range of major projects. Prior to this she was Head of Financial Services and also spent time as Treasurer to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Forth Road Bridge. Karen is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, serving as Scottish Chair in 2008-2009, and is currently a member of the Institute Council. She also serves on the Board of the City of Glasgow College, where she is Chair of the Finance and Physical Resources Committee. 


philip_cox.jpgPhilip Cox

Mr Cox has been a member since 1 October 2011. He has completed over 30 years of service with the Royal Air Force (RAF), where he started his professional training as a Fighter Controller. He has undertaken a wide variety of demanding command duties including acting as the Chief Executive and Station Commander of a vital defence capability and has also seen service in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Phil has more recently served in a number of influential posts within the Ministry of Defence and UK government, developing strategies to deliver a wide range of long term initiatives and structures. Mr Cox does not hold any other Ministerial appointments.




kay_harriman.jpgKay Harriman

Miss Harriman has been a member since 1 October 2011. She is an accomplished senior executive and pension trustee with over 20 years experience working in large international, complex, fast moving and customer-focussed organisations – she is currently in the role of Human Resources Director UK & Ireland at Hilton Worldwide. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). Kay’s expertise in dealing with organisational change as well as the human resource side of new hotel openings, acquisitions and conversions is complemented by a strong track record in people management. Miss Harriman does not hold any other Ministerial appointments.




mark_macgregor.jpgMark MacGregor


Dr MacGregor has been a member since 1 October 2011. He is a Consultant Physician and Nephrologist at University Hospital Crosshouse, and Associate Medical Director for the Division of Surgery in NHS Ayrshire and Arran. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Glasgow University, with research interests in the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease. He is a Health Foundation GenerationQ fellow focussed on quality improvement, leadership and approaches to improve patient-centredness. His main clinical interest is chronic kidney disease. He was previously a Senior Medical Officer in the Scottish Government Health Directorates, advising on the implementation of medical appraisal and revalidation. Dr MacGregor does not hold any other Ministerial appointments.



jane_christie.jpgJane Christie

Employee Director

Jane has been Employee Director of the NHS National Waiting Times Centre since July 2010, and has the same corporate responsibility as all of our other Non-Executive Directors. In addition she plays a key role in:

  • providing a staff perspective on strategy development and service delivery issues considered by the Board; 
  • acting as a focal point for staff from across the organisation who wish to contribute to the business of the Board; 
  • explaining the work of the Board and promoting opportunities for staff to be involved in decision-making; 
  • reflecting the views of Partnership Forum on the performance of employers within the Board in discharging their staff governance responsibilities; and 
  • championing partnership working and providing a vital link between the NHS Board and the Partnership Forum.


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