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Kathy Hubbard has been appointed as a non-executive director of the NHS Shetland board.

KATHY Hubbard has been appointed as a non-executive director of the NHS Shetland board.

She was previously head of development at Shetland Arts, and had a key role in the Screenplay festival.

Hubbard was previously criminal justice services manager for Shetland Islands Council’s social work department, and she also worked in the probation service in the South West of England.

An appointment notice said Hubbard “believes in the value of the arts across all areas of life, including their potential to contribute to health and wellbeing”.

Her appointment fills a vacancy the board has been had since February 2020.

The appointment will run for four years. It has a remuneration of £8,095 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

Meanwhile NHS Shetland’s whistleblowing non-executive director Shona Manson stepped down from the board at the end of December due to her new management role with Shetland Islands Council.

NHS Shetland chairman Gary Robinson said Manson had been working with staff to “embed the revised whistleblowing standards within the organisation and more importantly engaging with staff to invite openness and the reduction of fear around speaking up about any issue”.

“I would like to thank Shona for all her efforts during her time on the board and wish her well on behalf of the organisation,” Robinson added.

“I would also like to reassure staff that this key post will be recruited to as soon as possible through the Scottish Government’s public appointments team.”