Amy Anderson will take over the role following work in the public and third sector.
Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland has welcomed Amy Anderson as its new chair of the board of trustees, taking over the role from outgoing chair Jim Gibson.
Amy’s appointment was announced at Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland’s (CHSS) recent AGM.
Ms Anderson said: “It is an exciting time to be joining CHSS, especially for someone like me who champions change.
“For anyone living with a long-term condition like stroke, chest, or heart, it is so important that they feel they can still make the most of their lives. The CHSS team has so many amazing ideas as to how to support service users. I am just really excited about the possibilities and the opportunities.”
Amy’s background includes a range of leadership and healthcare experience from across the public, private and third sectors in Scotland.
She is currently an NHS Grampian board member, a British Medical Journal reviewer, and a patient panel member for SBRI (Small Business Research Institute) Healthcare.
Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland chief executive, Jane-Claire Judson, added: “It is a pleasure to welcome Amy Anderson as our new chair of the board of trustees. Amy is joining CHSS as we approach our five-year strategic review. With her breadth of experience, we are confident that she will be a huge support in guiding CHSS to another five years of success.
“I would also like to extend my thanks to our outgoing chair, Jim Gibson, for his dedicated support since taking on the role as Chair in 2018. Jim’s advice during the development of our No Life Half Lived strategy and in navigating the Covid-19 pandemic has been invaluable. We wish him all the best for the future.”