Laura Ace, Finance Director, joined NHS Lanarkshire in January 2009 following 8 years as Finance Director of NHS Dumfries and Galloway and a career in the NHS stretching back to 1991. She 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.
Harpreet Kohli, Director of Public Health and Health Policy, qualified from Edinburgh University in 1981 and undertook GP vocational training in Fife and Edinburgh before joining Greater Glasgow as a registrar in public health medicine. He then worked as a consultant in public health medicine in Lanarkshire from 1990 to 2001. His work in Lanarkshire focused on prevention, including screening programmes, alcohol and drug misuse services, and partnership working with local authorities. He spent seven years as Medical Advisor in the Health Technology Board for Scotland (HTBS) and its successor body, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS). 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.
Rosemary took up post as Director for Nurses, Midwives and the Allied Health Professions on 1st June 2012. Prior to that, she was Director of Acute Services. Rosemary has had extensive experience within acute services and has held a number of senior nursing and managerial posts across Glasgow and Lanarkshire over the last 15 years.
Ian Ross, Chief Executive, has extensive NHS experience in both England and Scotland. Ian has worked within NHS Lanarkshire since 1987 mainly in the Acute Services. He was responsible for leading the PFI procurement process for Wishaw General Hospital and led the project to open new hospitals at Wishaw and Hairmyres Hospital in 2001. Ian held the post of Director of Acute Services within NHS Lanarkshire from 2004 until he moved to the post of Director for Strategic Implementation, Planning and Performance. This post had responsibility for the planning and management of change and development of clinical services across NHS Lanarkshire. The post included the role of Deputy Chief Executive and lead responsibility for the implementation of the Board’s Capital Programme, the designated Director for PFPI, Communications and Property & Support Services across NHS Lanarkshire. Ian also held the role of Deputy Chief Executive from May 2012. Ian was appointed to the post of Chief Executive in 2012 following an eight month period as Acting Chief Executive.
Colin Sloey, Director North Lanarkshire Community Health Partnership, is responsible for delivering the full range of clinical and non-clinical services within the North Lanarkshire CHP. Colin also has responsibility for strategic leadership of Child Health Services, Mental Health and Learning Disability Services, Sexual Health Services and Substance Misuse Services on a Lanarkshire-wide basis. Prior to the introduction of Community Health Partnerships in April 2005, Colin was the Chief Executive of NHS Lanarkshire’s Primary Care Operating Division.
He began his NHS career in 1978, training as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Registered General Nurse. He held a range of clinical posts in both hospital and community settings before moving into service management. He worked for Lanarkshire Primary Care NHS Trust as Director of Patient Services before its dissolution in 2004.
Colin is a qualified member of the Institute of Healthcare Managers and has completed a Masters in Business Administration. Married with two children, he is keen on virtually all sports especially football, American Football and golf.