Ian Fraser was appointed as a Non-Executive member of the NHS Board on 1st August 2010.
Mr Fraser was, until he retired in 2009, Corporate Director of Education and Social Care for Inverclyde Council. Mr Fraser spent almost 40 years working in education and social services. Initially a primary teacher, he was for eight years the successful Head Teacher of Ferguslie Primary School in Paisley. His career in education continued in the inspection of schools and services where he developed skills in performance management and audit. For eleven years in his role as Head of Service in East Renfrewshire Council he expanded early and special education and developed inclusive practices. Mr Fraser worked with community, voluntary, parental and public sector organisations to help them deliver new legislation and expanded public expectations. In his Corporate Director role he was responsible for children's services and for community care. Mr Fraser therefore not only brings to the board his knowledge of a range of health-related issues, especially those affecting areas of deprivation but also his skills and experience in leadership and in public engagement and consultation. Mr Fraser currently chairs East Dunbartonshire's Community Health Partnership and chairs the Board of Down's Syndrome Scotland. He also works with Scottish local authorities in training middle managers and Headteachers.