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Executive Members

Jill Young, Chief Executive

Jill was appointed as Chief Executive of this unique ‘flagship’ NHS National Board for Scotland in 2004.

With over 30 years experience in the NHS, she has a wealth of experience in Quality and Innovation, Professional Nursing, General Management, Performance and Strategy.

She thrives on challenge and has dedicated her career, no matter the role, to improving quality and safety through the redesign of services, constantly looking for, and encouraging, new and innovative ways to ensure patients receive excellent care.

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Mike Higgins, Medical Director

Mike took up the post of Medical Director on 1 December 2012.

He began his medical career over 30 years ago and has predominantly worked in Anaesthesia and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care within the NHS.

After his appointment as Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in 2008, Mike went on to become Clinical Director of Intensive Care and Associate Medical Director (Surgical Specialties).

As Medical Director, he provides professional leadership and management in the development and provision of safe, effective, and quality medical services within the hospital.

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Anne Marie Cavanagh, Nurse Director

Anne Marie took up post as Nurse Director on 1 April 2015.

She has worked in nursing for almost 30 years. Her background is mainly based in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialising in critical care. She also has an interest in quality improvement and organisational governance as a route to enhancing patient care.

She has worked at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital since 2008 in senior roles, taking on the role of Head of Nursing in 2011 before being appointed as Interim Nurse Director in June 2014. 

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Julie Carter, Director of Finance

Julie took up post as Director of Finance in 2006.

A qualified accountant and has been working within the NHS in Glasgow for the last 15 years. Before joining the Golden Jubilee, she worked as the Deputy Director of Finance in North Glasgow.

Since joining the Golden Jubilee, Julie has been fully involved in the creation of the West of Scotland Regional Heart and Lung Centre, the development and implementation of the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel as an NHS and public sector conference and training facility and the expansion of orthopaedic surgery at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.

Julie is responsible for delivering the Financial Strategy of the Board, she also has responsibility for eHealth and Procurement services within the organisation.

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June Rogers, Director of Operations

June has worked in administration management in various industries, 21 years of which have been in the healthcare sector.

June leads the Operational Management Teams and the Business Services Department, managing a range of operational and administrative services. She is Executive Lead for patient activity, patient waiting times and continuous expansion of capacity throughout the hospital.

As well as well as her involvement in the creation of the hospital's regional Heart and Lung programme, she is also closely involved with the continuous expansions of orthopaedic surgery and ophthalmology.

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Safia Qureshi, Director of Quality, Innovation and People

Safia took up post as Director of Quality, Innovation and People on 1 January 2017.

She trained as a biological scientist before joining the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme, while studying for an MSc in Healthcare Management.

On completion of the scheme she joined the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) as a Programme Manager, before being appointed as Programme Director and thereafter Acting Director. Safia then joined the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) and was appointed as the Project Director of the new National Centre Project.

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Angela Harkness, Director of Global Development and Strategic Partnerships

Angela took up post as Director of Global Development and Strategic Partnerships in September 2016.
Her role, endorsed by Scottish Government, is to drive forward the Golden Jubilee Foundation’s innovation programme worldwide.  To take an ambitious approach to securing investment from research funding bodies and commercial sponsorships, establishing strategic partnerships globally plus commencing a pipeline of philanthropic giving to benefit our charity and NHSScotland.
Angela recently gained an MA in Leading Innovation and Change at the Robert Kennedy Business School in Zurich and York St John University.
She has a wealth of experience in global development, marketing, management, strategic partnership acquisitions, and capital campaigns across education, charitable organisations, environmental projects and visitor attractions. Previous roles include Managing Director of Butterfly World Project, Development Director of the United World College of the Atlantic, and Director of the Gordonstoun Schools.
She is also a former professional squash player and her then marketing and sponsorship company delivered the capital campaign to re-build Erskine Hospital, where she worked closely with the Armed Forces in Scotland to deliver high-level marketing and fundraising events.
Angela is Vice Chair of Keech Hospice in Luton, was granted the Freedom of the City of London for her services to charity, and is Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fletchers.
Angela does not hold any other Ministerial appointments.

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