The reform programme team brings together experience from across Scottish Government, Local Government and NHS Scotland.

Jennifer Anderson
Project Manager
Image caption Jennifer Anderson Project Manager

Jennifer is working as a Project Manager with the PHR Team to support the Corporate Arrangements for the Programme. Jennifer previously worked on the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Strategy and Technology Enabled Care Programme, working and supporting various stakeholders from across health and social care in redesigning and embedding digital services from both a local and national perspective.

Marion Bain - Co-Director Executive Delivery Group
Image caption Marion Bain - Co-Director Executive Delivery Group

After qualifying as a doctor from Edinburgh University, Marion worked in a number of hospitals in Scotland before specialising in public health, developing expertise in the use of information to support population health and improve care - in particular through the use of routinely available data and record linkage. In 2007 she established the Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO), working with a range of partners. From 2009 - 2017 she was Medical Director of NHS National Services Scotland. 

Marion took on the role of Co-Director of the Executive Delivery Group for Public Health Reform in October 2017.


Gareth Brown - Policy and Programme Director, public health reform
Image caption Gareth Brown - Policy and Programme Director, Public health reform

Gareth Brown is a career civil servant who has worked in a number of different departments within the Scottish Government. Since 2007 he has worked primarily in the field of health protection, including work on vaccinations and infectious diseases.

In 2016 Gareth became the lead Deputy Director within Government for Public Health Reform.


Catherine Flanigan -
Image caption Catherine Flanigan - Public health speciality registrar

Catherine Flanigan is a public health speciality registrar usually based in NHS Highland and currently on placement with the public health reform team. She trained in medicine at University College London (UCL)  and worked clinically as a junior doctor before joining the public health speciality training programme.

Sharon Fraser
Executive Assistant
Image caption Sharon Fraser Executive Assistant

Before joining the project, Sharon has worked in a broad spectrum of industries including Higher Education, Medical, Construction, Gas Pipelines, Telecommunications and Environmental/Alternative Energy.  

Sharon is currently PA to Prof. Marion Bain and Eibhlin McHugh and also provides some administrative support to the team, when required.


Kim Gardiner - Project Manager
Image caption Kim Gardiner - Project Manager

Kim is a Project Manager with the Public Health Reform (PHR) team, supporting the ‘Whole System’ aspects of the Programme. Prior to joining the PHR team, Kim worked within the Shared Services HR Programme, working in collaboration with leads from across Scotland to produce a ‘Strategic Proposal Paper’ outlining key recommendations and enablers required to implement a Shared Services approach to Recruitment across NHSScotland.


Asif Ishaq - Public Health Priorities Lead
Image caption Asif Ishaq - Public Health Priorities Lead

Asif Ishaq is the led the development of Scotland’s first ever set of public health priorities in partnership with Local Government.  Previously, Asif developed cyber resilience policy and raised awareness of cyber security across the public sector, enabling stakeholders to take effective measures to stay protected online.


Carol Kennedy - Project Support Officer
Image caption Carol Kennedy - Project Support Officer

Prior to joining NHS National Services Scotland in 2015, Carol worked in a wide variety of private sector industries, including manufacturing, defence and logistics.

Currently Carol is acting as Project Support Officer for Communications and Engagement.


Itsham Khan - IT Finance Business Partner
Image caption Itsham Khan - IT Finance Business Partner

Itsham Khan has been a Finance Business Partner at NHS NSS for 3 years  He is FCCA qualified, and has worked in Financial Services/Manufacturing/Public Practice. Itsham's current role is as Finance Manager supporting the Public Health Reform Programme.


Image caption Mark McAllister - Communications and Engagement

Mark has twenty years’ experience working in community led health, NHS and policy development establishing and managing strategic stakeholder relationships most recently on Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Acute Services Strategy and as organisational lead for Strategic Development with NHS  Health Scotland. Responsible for communications and engagement on reform.


Chris McGrogan - Project Support Officer
Image caption Chris McGrogan - Project Support Officer

Chris worked previously as an Operations Coordinator within the third sector, directly managing a range of services from health and education to counter fraud and protection.  Chris has been with NHS since September of 2017 and started working on the East Region Health and Social Care Delivery Plan before starting his role as a Programme Support officer on the Public Health Reform Programme.


Eibhlin McHugh - Co-Director Executive Delivery Group
Image caption Eibhlin McHugh - Co-Director Executive Delivery Group

Prior to joining the reform team as Co-Director of the Executive Delivery Group, Eibhlin was Chief Officer of the Midlothian Integrated Joint Board (Health & Social Care Partnership). Her background is in social work. She has extensive experience of both health and care services, as a practitioner and manager, across both the voluntary and statutory sectors.


Steven Manson - Policy Adviser
Image caption Steven Manson - Policy Adviser

Steven has worked in the Scottish Government for the last 10 years in a variety of roles, including Ministerial Private Office, education and health policy. His current role as a Policy Adviser involves helping to manage public health reform policy, assisting with legislative arrangements to establish Public Health Scotland, and sponsorship of NHS Health Scotland.


Robert Skey - Programme Director for public health reform
Image caption Robert Skey - Programme Director for Public health reform

Robert Skey is the Programme Director for public health reform.  Prior to his current role, Robert has contributed to the establishment of single police and fire services, the launch of Revenue Scotland and the design and delivery of the world’s first major national connected school intranet.


Amanda Trolland - Programme Manager
Image caption Amanda Trolland - Programme Manager

Amanda has a proven track record of delivering successful programmes and projects over the past 6 years, including a  number of high profile change initiatives across Health and social care.  Amanda’s role is to oversee the Public Health Reform programme, ensuring outcomes align with the vision for reform.


Caitlin Williamson -Project Support Officer
Image caption Caitlin Williamson -Project Support Officer

Caitlin worked previously as a Global Project coordinator for a Clinical Research organisation, directly managing Oncology Drug and Dosing Trials over three Continents. Caitlin now works as a Project Support Officer working on the whole system.