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New Chief Executive for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Monday, February 27, 2017

Jane Grant has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. 

The current Chief Executive of NHS Forth Valley will take up post on 1st April 2017 when Robert Calderwood retires after eight years in the role. 

Welcoming Jane’s appointment, Chairman John Brown, said:  “Jane has been Chief Executive of NHS Forth Valley since October 2013 and her achievements have included the publication of the Forth Valley Clinical Strategy that sets the strategic direction of that NHS Board. 

“She also introduced a comprehensive Quality and Safety strategy to ensure effective patient care.  

“Her success was underpinned by the formation of a high performing senior leadership team that shared a common purpose and values.  

“Prior to joining NHS Forth Valley Jane spent four and a half years as Chief Operating Officer for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. During that period she consistently delivered the required levels of performance across the key targets while remaining within budget.  This makes her ideally placed to handle the challenges we are facing in terms of service delivery across the organisation.  

 “I look forward to working closely with her as the Board and the executive leadership team build on Robert Calderwood’s achievements and realise NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s potential to be a centre of excellence for health and social care.” 

Jane joined the NHS in 1983 as a Management Services Officer within Highland Health Board and early in her career worked in Stobhill Hospital as Deputy Administrator. 

In the early 1990s, she moved to Lanarkshire Health Board as Hospital Administrator within Hairmyres Hospital.  She then undertook a variety of posts associated with planning, information and contracting within Lanarkshire, culminating in her appointment as General Manager of Hairmyres Hospital in 1999. 

Jane moved back to Glasgow in 2000 to become the General Manager for Surgery in North Glasgow and from April 2005, she acted as Chief Executive within the North Glasgow Division. She was appointed as Director of Surgery and Anaesthetics for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in early 2006 and became the Board’s Chief Operating Officer in 2009. She was appointed as Chief Executive of NHS Forth Valley in October 2013. 

Jane said: “Over the last three and a half years as Chief Executive of NHS Forth Valley I have gained valuable leadership skills and experience.  This, along with my previous management experience in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Lanarkshire, will stand me in good stead for this important and challenging role. 

“I am looking forward to returning to Glasgow and working with colleagues, old and new, to address the many challenges and opportunities which lie ahead. I am also keen to build on the work of my predecessor by working closely with the many local partners across the health and social care sector to further improve the care and treatment delivered to patients and their families.” 

Health Secretary Shona Robison said:   “I am delighted Jane has been appointed as Chief Executive of Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board, and would like to thank the outgoing Chief Executive Robert Calderwood for his commitment to the role over the past eight years.   Jane brings with her a wealth of experience, and I have witnessed the excellent work she has undertaken during her time at Forth Valley, working tirelessly to drive forward the delivery of high quality health care, and recently on the Scottish Government’s review of maternity and neonatal services.” 



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Last Updated: 27 February 2017