Alan Cowan became a Non-Executive member of the NHS Board on 1st July 2016.
Alan is a retired RAF Group Captain and has worked in a wide range of senior health leadership appointments in UK, Europe, Middle East and USA. A graduate of the RAF College Cranwell, he led the UK specialist military medical retrieval teams, delivering worldwide aeromedical critical care and evacuation. Subsequently, he represented the UK on veterans’ health issues in the US Department of Veterans Affairs when based in Washington DC and led the development of a new strategy for the UK Defence Medical Services.
He is a past Board member of Voluntary Health Scotland, a Community Resilience Officer and has a regional Reserve Forces leadership role. Alan brings strengths in operational leadership and strategy together with experience in working across professional, cultural and national boundaries.