Scotland’s NHS education and training body has appointed a new Chief Executive who will take up the post next year.
Karen Reid, who is currently the Chief Executive of Perth and Kinross Council, will start the role at NHS Education for Scotland (NES) from February.
She has also previously held the post of Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate and has provided interim Chief Executive leadership of Education Scotland.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said:
“I am sure that Karen Reid’s extensive experience within in the public sector will be an asset to NHS Education for Scotland as they continue to deliver education, training and workforce development to NHS staff despite the challenges presented by the pandemic.
“Her knowledge and enthusiasm will enable us to keep building the skilled and sustainable workforce which Scotland needs as we navigate the current crisis.”
NES Chairman David Garbutt said she was one of Scotland’s foremost leaders in public sector design and delivery, and scrutiny and improvement in health and social care.
“She is passionate about education and learning and committed to improving outcomes for people and communities,” he added.
Ms Reid said: “I have worked extensively with NHS and social care colleagues over the years and I’m excited about the opportunities which working with NES presents.”