Michele Joins The Board

A new non-executive member has been appointed to the NHS Forth Valley Board.

Michele McClung has over 20 years of public sector experience in a policy and research environment. She has worked in both Stirling Council and Falkirk Council and is now employed by Education Services within Glasgow City Council, where she leads a team providing strategic support to the Directorate.

Michele has been a member of Falkirk and Central Scotland Samaritans for the last 12 years and between 2013 and 2016 was Chair of the branch. Eighteen months ago she was appointed to the national board of Trustees for Samaritans and, along with other trustees, is responsible for the governance of all 201 Samaritan Branches throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Michele’s key areas of interest include mental health, poverty and inequality and she intends to use her skills and knowledge in these areas to inform the work of the Board.

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport also announced the re-appointment of non-executive Board Member Julia Swan for another four years. Julia Swan is now retired, but has worked in a range of education services since 1971, most recently as Director of Education in Falkirk.

Julia has also been confirmed as the new vice-chair of the NHS Forth Valley Board, replacing Jim King who stood down at the end of March 2017 after serving as a non-executive Board Member for 8 years.

Spring 2017 News