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Executive Board Members 

 

Mr Calum Campbell, Chief Executive

Calum Campbell joined NHS Lanarkshire in January 2015. Prior to this Calum was Chief Executive at NHS Borders.

Calum was educated at Paisley University where he gained a BA Honours degree in Health Studies and at Glasgow Caledonia University where he received an MBA. He started working with the NHS in Scotland in 1984, initially as a nurse, and then Health Visitor before moving into general management.

Calum was appointed Chief Executive at NHS Borders in 2010.  His previous posts include Acting Chief Executive at ABM University NHS Trust, Acting Chief Executive with Swansea NHS Trust, and Assistant Chief Executive at ABM. 

Mrs Laura Ace, Director of Finance

Laura Ace joined NHS Lanarkshire in January 2009 following eight years as Finance Director of NHS Dumfries and Galloway and a career in the NHS stretching back to 1991. 

Laura is a chartered accountant with a law degree and Masters in Business Administration and is responsible for the finance, payroll, audit and procurement functions of the Board.

Dr Harpreet Kohli, Director of Public Health and Health Policy

Harpreet Kohli qualified from Edinburgh University in 1981 and trained in general practice before coming into public health. He worked as a consultant in public health medicine in Lanarkshire from 1990 to 2001 focusing on prevention, including screening programmes, alcohol and drug misuse services, and partnership working with local authorities.

Harpreet spent seven years as Medical Advisor in the Health Technology Board for Scotland (HTBS) and NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS), now Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). His interests include quality improvement methods, and assessing the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of health interventions.

Harpreet returned to NHS Lanarkshire in October 2008 as Director of Public Health and Health Policy. He is passionate about public health and is committed to improving the health of Lanarkshire people and reducing health inequalities.

Irene Barkby, Director for Nurses, Midwives and the Allied Health Professions

Irene Barkby took up post as Executive Director of Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals in February 2015. She has a significant health service background having held nursing, midwifery, senior management and director roles across NHS Scotland.

Irene joined Lanarkshire from NHS National Services Scotland where she was the Executive Director of Nursing, Strategy, Planning and Governance. Irene has previously worked in Lanarkshire as the Acute Divisional Director of Nursing & Midwifery and has worked with the Scottish Government Health Department as the Programme Manager of the Nursing and Midwifery Workload and Workforce Planning Programme. 

Irene has a keen interest in ensuring safe effective care and services; the attainment of clinical and professional standards; and workforce planning and development.

As a local resident of Lanarkshire Irene is committed to support the delivery of the best possible care for the people of Lanarkshire through highly professional and committed staff.

Dr Iain Wallace, Medical Director

Iain studied Immunology and Medicine at the University of Glasgow and later gained a MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School. 

Iain practised as a GP Principal in the south-side of Glasgow for 10 years before being appointed as Medical Director of Greater Glasgow Primary Care Trust in 1999.  In 2005 he became the Associate Medical Director for the Women and Children’s Directorate in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and for a time combined this role with being interim Medical Director of NHS Quality Improvement Scotland.  He was appointed Medical Director of NHS Forth Valley in 2010 before moving to Lanarkshire in July 2013.

Iain is Chair of the Scottish Association of Medical Directors and co-chairs the Managed Service Network for Children and Young People with Cancer.