Gillian is Interim Director of Nursing for NHS Forth Valley. Since qualifying as a nurse in 1984 and a midwife in 1987, Gillian has held a number of senior nursing and midwifery posts including Associate Nurse Director and Chief Midwife. Gillian subsequently became NHS Forth Valley’s Director for Women’s, Children’s and Sexual Health Services. She has also managed a range of other services including, most recently, the development of NHS Forth Valley’s Corporate Programme Management Office which oversees the development and implementation of a range of strategic projects and provides expert guidance and support to staff across the organisation.
A strong clinical leader with both front-line, operational and strategic experience, Gillian has creatively and collaboratively delivered a wide range of changes and improvements in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. She also has a significant leadership role, nationally and locally, in taking forward Best Start – the Scottish Government’s national plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care.
Gillian’s is passionate about developing people and giving a voice to families who use NHS services. She was awarded an MBE in 2020 for her services to healthcare.