Ken Corsar has been reappointed as NHS Lanarkshire’s chairman for a further four years.
The announcement was made by Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday 4 August, when she also announced the reappointment of the chairs for NHS Ayrshire and Arran, NHS Grampian and NHS Orkney.
Ms Sturgeon, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, said: “I am very pleased to announce these re-appointments.
“All of the chairs concerned are extremely committed to public service and have demonstrated a clear understanding of the issues being faced within NHSScotland.
“Their wealth of experience and knowledge have been invaluable to their Boards and I look forward to continuing to work together with them in the vital task of improving the health of the people of Scotland.”
Ken is now looking forward to continuing to help NHS Lanarkshire provide first class patient care.
He said: “I am delighted to have been reappointed as chairman of NHS Lanarkshire.
“Over the last four years the health board has made remarkable progress in improving patient care, improving and increasing the services offered in the community, reducing the health inequality gap and cutting waiting times.
“There will be many more challenges to face in the next four years.
“However, I am confident that with NHS Lanarkshire’s dedicated and motivated staff, along with our local authority partners, we will continue to improve the health of the people in Lanarkshire.”
Ken joined the Lanarkshire NHS Board as a non-executive member in 2003 and became chairman in 2005.
A graduate of St Andrews University and Glasgow University, he taught in several secondary schools in West Central Scotland, including Uddingston Grammar, before entering educational management in Strathclyde Regional Council.
Ken joined the education directorate of Strathclyde Regional Council in 1975 and held various posts in Strathclyde before being appointed as director of education for Glasgow City Council in 1995.
He worked for Glasgow City Council until 2002.
His reappointment will be for a period of four years from 1 November 2009 to 31 October 2013.