The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Nicola Sturgeon, today announced the appointment of Ian Doig as a new member of the Care Inspectorate’s Board.

Mr Doig has previously served as a co-opted member of the Care Inspectorate’s Audit Committee and as a former member of the board of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

An accountant by profession, Mr Doig brings a wealth of experience to the Board having worked in local government finance and been the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s (CIPF A) Director for Scotland. Through his other appointments, Mr Doig brings a wider perspective of a range of public bodies, serving on the Boards of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), National Records of Scotland (NRS) and as a member of the audit committee of the Scottish Court Service (SCS).

Commenting on the appointment, the Chair of the Care Inspectorate Board, Prof. Frank Clark, said:

“I know that Ian is looking forward to getting involved with the Care Inspectorate and we are looking forward to the additional perspective he will bring to our Board. He has a strong background in finance and corporate governance and his range of experience of local government and other public bodies will be a real asset.”

Mr Doig’s appointment will be for three years and will run until February 28, 2015.