New NHS Fife Chair appointment

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker has welcomed the appointment of Allan Burns as NHS Fife’s new Chairman. Mr Burns, who holds a CBE for services to Scottish industry, took over this month from Professor Jim McGoldrick.

Mr Walker said: “I wish Mr Burns all the best in his new role. I’m sure he will bring extensive experience to NHS Fife and follow on from the dedicated service of Professor McGoldrick.”

Mr Burns’ previous roles have included Executive Director of Diageo in Scotland and Global Procurement Director. He has held non-executive roles at CBI Scotland, Scottish Enterprise Fife and Napier University. He is Chairman of Action for Children Scotland and a member of the Scottish Prison Service Board.

John Wilson, Chief Executive of NHS Fife, said: “I am delighted to welcome Mr Allan Burns to NHS Fife on his appointment as our new Chairman.  Allan brings a wealth of experience to the role and I look forward very much to working with him as we take forward the busy agenda within NHS Fife and build upon the legacy of the outgoing Chairman, Professor Jim McGoldrick.”

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