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Profile of George Brechin

Board Member Health and Safety Executive

Nick Baldwin

George Brechin retired on 31 March 2012 after 10 years as Chief Executive of NHS Fife. Between January 2014 and March 2015 he was Interim Chief Executive of the State Hospitals Board for Scotland.

A graduate in electrical engineering and electronics from the University of Glasgow, he joined the Department of Health in London in 1972. He moved to the NHS in Scotland in 1988, holding three NHS Trust Chief Executive posts before his appointment to NHS Fife. He is a Non-Executive Board Member of Food Standards Scotland and Chair of the Scottish Teachers’ Pension Board.

He has a Companionship of the Institute of Healthcare Management and was awarded the OBE in 2013. He is Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

Register of interests

1 Companies, partnerships, trusts or other bodies of which you are a paid employee.

Board Member Food Standards Scotland. Chair, Scottish Teachers’ Pension Board.

2 Companies and organisations in which you or your family or close associates:
  a) has/have a controlling interest, or    Nil
  b) is/ are a Director or Partner, or    Nil
  c) has/have shares or securities with a nominal value of more than £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issues share capital, and    Nil
  d) could be involved in the supply of goods or services to, or have business dealings with the HSE    Nil
3 Non-profit making organisations (e.g.  charities, housing associations) where you or your  close family are Trustees, or on the Committee of Management or other controlling body and which might receive grants, carry out activities designed to promote or develop the organisation, or have other significant dealings with the HSE    Nil
4 Any land or property in which a member has a direct interest and is clearly within HSE’s sphere of activities.    Nil
5 Membership of local authorities, health authorities and trusts, the Magistrates Bench, and relevant voluntary sector bodies. Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. President, Council of the Zoological Society of Glasgow and the West of Scotland
Updated 2017-09-07