NHS Fife welcomes three new board members

Published: Thursday 10 Aug 2017

Eugene Clarke

Eugene Clarke

David and Margaret

David and Margaret

NHS Fife is delighted to welcome three new members to its board.

Eugene Clarke and Margaret Wells have been appointed by the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison MSP, and will serve on the board until 31st July 2021. The Cabinet Secretary has also approved the appointment of Councillor David Graham.

The trio join NHS Fife as Alison Rooney and former Councillor Andrew Rodger leave the board.

Eugene Clarke has spent the last 14 years as a self-employed internal communications and employee engagement consultant. A former member of Largo Community Council, Eugene has been involved in several action groups relating to sports in the Levenmouth area,most recently having helped establish the Fifers for the Community charity, which promotes sporting activity across Levenmouth. Eugene is also an active member of the Fife Children’s Panel and regularly takes part in local hearings.

Margaret Wells has lived in Fife for 25 years and has a professional background in social work. Margaret served as Mental Health Officer, Social Work Practitioner and Manager in Tayside, before her appointment as Director of Housing and Social Work at Aberdeenshire Council. She is the past president of the Association of Directors of Social Work and spent time as an advisor to the Coalition of Scottish Local Authorities. Margaret has also served as Director of Partnership Development and Child Health Commissioner at NHS Lothian, was previously a non-executive board member of the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration and Governor of Robert Gordon University, and most recently she was independent chair of Angus Adult Protection Committee and of Angus Adoption and Fostering Panels. 

Councillor David Graham lives in Methil and was first elected to Fife Council in 2012 to represent the Buckhaven, Methil, Methilhill and Wemyss Villages ward. He served on a number of committees, including the Education, Health & Social Care Scrutiny Committee, and was Vice Chair of both the Levenmouth Area Committee and the Council’s Safer Communities Committee. David was re-elected in 2017 and has since been appointed to the role of Health & Social Care Spokesperson for Fife Council.

Commenting, NHS Fife Chair, Tricia Marwick, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Eugene, Margaret and David to NHS Fife and I look forward to working closely with them over the next few years. Each brings a wealth of experience to their roles, of which I have no doubt the organisation will benefit from enormously. I would also like to thank Alison and Andrew for their hard work and service over the last few years and I wish them all the best for the future.”

NHS Fife Chief Executive, Paul Hawkins, added:

“Alison and Andrew have given outstanding services to NHS Fife Board and we thank them for their tireless commitment. The appointment of Eugene, Margaret and David will help ensure the Board continues to benefit from a wide range of professional expertise and experience.”

For further information on the appointment of Eugene Clarke, Margaret Wells and Councillor David Graham, please visit http://bit.ly/2wrEVmF

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