New chief for Glasgow health & care partnership

Susanne Millar appointed interim chief officer

Monday 20th May 2019

She takes over from David Williams, who has been seconded to the Scottish Government, where he leads on the delivery of health and social care integration.

Ms Millar has held a range of positions across care services in the city, including heading up children’s services, and homelessness and asylum support.

Glasgow council’s chief executive, Annemarie O’Donnell, said she was “delighted” with the new appointment.

She said: “Throughout her career [Susanne] has proven to be an exceptionally capable and adaptable manager, while remaining approachable and accessible. Her experience, combined with her practical and pragmatic approach to challenging situations, has served her well and will undoubtedly continue to do so in this new role.”

Jane Grant, chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, said: “Susanne has made a significant contribution to integration, working in partnership to develop our long term strategy for the future of health and social care. I look forward to working with her in her capacity as interim Chief Officer for Glasgow City.”

Councillor Mhairi Hunter, who sits on the partnership’s governing board, said: “Susanne has the vision to lead the Health & Social Care Partnership which is relied on by so many Glaswegians. She is also committed to partnership working to address the many, varied and complex issues which contribute to the need for people to access these services. I’d also like to express my thanks to David Williams whom I also enjoyed working with immensely.”

Simon Carr, chair of the board, added: “Susanne’s experience and character make her ideally suited to continue the innovative development of Glasgow’s health and social care services for the welfare of Glasgow’s citizens.”