Two new Non-Executive Board members were recently appointed to the Board of NHS Forth Valley following the departure of former Board members Fiona Gavine and Joanne Chisholm.
Allan Rennie worked as a journalist on a variety of newspapers including the Stirling Observer, and edited the Sunday Mail and Daily Record. Latterly, he was Managing Director of Media Scotland responsible for two national titles, Business Insider magazine, an events division and 17 regional newspapers. As the former head of the nation’s largest publisher, Allan brings a wealth of communication and management knowledge to the role. Allan also ran campaigns with charities such as CHAS and partnered with the Scottish Government on the Scottish Health Awards.
Stephen McAllister is a former senior police officer, with extensive experience in leadership, governance and performance management. During his career, Stephen was a police hostage and crisis negotiator, which allowed him to develop excellent active listening and influencing skills. Stephen was the Police Divisional Commander in Forth Valley prior to retiring. Since leaving Police Scotland, he has built up Non-Executive Board experience in both the voluntary and public sector and as a consultant in mental health improvement and negotiation.