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Executive Board Members 


Mr Calum Campbell, Chief Executive

Calum Campbell joined NHS Lanarkshire in January 2015 from NHS Borders.

Calum was educated at the University of Paisley where he gained a BA Honours degree in Health Studies and at Glasgow Caledonian University where he received an MBA. He started working with the NHS 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 Assistant Chief Executive at ABM University NHS Trust, Acting Chief Executive with Swansea NHS Trust, and Acting 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.

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.

He is currently Scottish Regional Lead for the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and co-chairs the Managed Service Network for Children and Young People with Cancer.