Neena Mahal is Chair of NHS Lanarkshire. She was appointed to the Lanarkshire NHS Board as a Non-Executive Director in April 2004 and reappointed in 2012.
Neena has a background in training, education and careers guidance. As a former Equalities Adviser in the public sector, she has a particular interest in equality and diversity, change management and community development.
Over the last 20 years she has been a Board member of various Public Bodies, charitable and voluntary sector organisations including the Broadcasting Council for Scotland, National Museums Scotland and BBC Children in Need. She is also a Governor of The Glasgow Academy.
Neena brings to the Board experience in governance, strong strategic, analytical and interpersonal skills and a good understanding of partnership working.
John Anning was appointed to the Lanarkshire NHS Board as a Non-Executive Director in April 2005. John retired from full time employment as a Senior Civil Servant with the Department for International Development in August 2006.
His career in the public service has included a wide range of jobs including project and programme management and management review for various aspects of the UK’s development assistance programme and financial and human resource management for the department as a whole. John worked in DFID’s headquarters in Abercrombie House, East Kilbride from 1991 until his retirement, where latterly he held the position of Head of Corporate Human Resources. He is a HR professional and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.
John Chairs the North Lanarkshire Community Health Partnership Operating Management Committee and is a member of the Clinical Governance Committee, Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. John lives in Lanark.
Jackie Burns was first elected in 1990 to serve as a Regional Councillor representing the Larkhall and Stonehouse area. As a South Lanarkshire Councillor, he was Vice-Chair of Social Work from 1999-2003, and the Council’s spokesperson for youth from 2003-2010, and chaired Regenfx, the Council’s Youth Trust. Since 2010, he has been the Council’s Deputy Leader, and chairs the Community Planning Partnership.
David Clark was appointed to the Lanarkshire NHS Board as a Non-Executive Director in April 2005. After graduation and qualifying as a secondary teacher, David taught in Scotland, Australia and New Zealand before taking up a research and teaching fellowship at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and working for the New Zealand Co-operative Dairy Company. Returning to the UK, he spent 15 years in the field of housing and care for older people in Scotland, specialising in the development of services for those affected by dementia, and was appointed Chief Executive of Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland in 1994.
David is a member of the Minister’s National Advisory Committee on Stroke and serves on several Managed Clinical Networks for Stroke, Coronary Heart Disease and Respiratory Illness. He has served on a wide range of local and national planning groups and review bodies, including the NHS QIS Project Board for Stroke and the SIGN Guidelines Development Group for CHD.
David is Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee, the Acute Operating Management Committee and the North Lanarkshire Community Health Partnership Operating Management Committee. He lives in East Kilbride.
Michael brings to the board 25 years of experience of working in and around the Scottish NHS, which included developing systems focusing on partnership working using a consensual approach to the implementation of Government health strategy.
Michael is a former Scottish NHS Officer for Unite; former Chair of the Scottish Partnership Forum, the Scottish Workforce & Staff Governance Committee, the Scottish Pensions Group, and the Modernising Nursing in the Community Board; and former member of the Quality Alliance Board.
Currently, he is a Board Member of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Chair of the HIS Staff Governance Committee and member of the Scottish Health Council. Michael is also a member of the Audit Committee; the Acute Operating Management Committee; and the South Lanarkshire Joint Community Health Partnership Operating Management Committee/Health and Care Partnership. He is an alternate Chair of the Pharmacy Practices Committee.
Jim McCabe was appointed to the Lanarkshire NHS Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2001. Jim commenced his working life as a miner, followed by spells as a fitter erector and work offshore. He worked with Strathclyde Regional Council’s Social Work Department from 1985 – 1987. In 1992 he was elected as a District Councillor with Motherwell District Council where he served as Vice Convener of Environmental Services. Following Local Authority reorganisation in 1996, he became Depute Leader of North Lanarkshire Council and was appointed Leader in 1998. He has recently been re-appointed as Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, following the Local Authority Elections in May 2012.
Jim is a member of the Committee of Regions in Europe and Leader of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) Labour Group. He lives in Uddingston.
Sandra Smith was appointed to the Lanarkshire NHS Board as a Non-Executive Director in August 2006. Sandra’s background is in community development and social housing. Formerly depute director of a housing association, she has extensive experience of regeneration, community controlled housing services, and organisational management.
Sandra was previously practice teacher in a community development training unit and a detached youth worker. She now provides consultancy services in the voluntary sector and is a member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.
Sandra is Chair of the Audit Committee, Chair of the South Lanarkshire Joint Community Health Partnership Operating Management Committee/Health and Care Partnership, and is a member of the Staff Governance Committee and the Remuneration Sub-Committee. She lives in Dalserf.