I want to let you know that later today I will be announcing my intention to retire in the summer after a career in the NHS that has spanned 37 years, 26 of those at Chief Executive level.
It has been a huge privilege to have played my part in the leadership of one of Scotland’s best loved public services and to complete my career with 8 years at the helm of the NHS Board serving Scotland’s capital city and the surrounding Lothians. I am looking forward now to having time to pursue my many outside interests and to handing the baton of responsibility over to my successor to take NHS Lothian forward into the new decade.
I would like to thank my board, my leadership team and everyone in NHS Lothian for your unfailing support in what many recognise is a pretty demanding and often unforgiving role. I wish you all future success and happiness’.
With very best wishes,