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Douglas Hutchens

Douglas joined Disclosure Scotland in October 2015 and is chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and chair of the Business Improvement Advisory Panel.

Having worked for the public sector for over 40 years Douglas spent his early career of almost 25 years in NHS management and planning in territorial boards, then latterly as Director of Planning and Corporate Affairs of a national NHS board.

He is vice-chair of NHS Education Scotland, a member of the UK Judiciary Appeals Tribunal, a member of the Scottish Appeals Tribunal, and the director of a small consultancy organisation working mainly with UK Governments, public and third sector organisations advising on governance and carrying out enquiries into organisational failings.

He was previously a non-executive of the Scottish Government, the Scottish Social Security Agency, chair of the Hope Hub charity, member of the Scottish Joint Improvement Team and vice chair of the Scottish Association for Mental Health, Care Inspectorate and Care Commission.

Douglas co-chaired the Ministerial Task Force on the Future of Residential Care in Scotland, which shapes residential care for older people for the next 20 to 30 years. He is passionate about the quality of services offered to the public, particularly the more disadvantaged within society. Douglas believes he brings a general, wider system perspective and an additional understanding of national issues.

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