Culture change specialist joins NHS Highland

New director excited for ‘huge and challenging’ task in the aftermath of Sturrock review

Thursday 11th July 2019

NHS Highland has appointed Fiona Hogg, a specialist in organisation and cultural change, as its new director of human resources and organisational development (HR&OD).

The move follows the publication of a report into the board’s handling of allegations of bullying.

I’m really excited about my new role…it’s a huge and challenging task but one I am ready for and looking forward to starting,” Ms Hogg said.

I’m delighted to have the chance to bring the skills and experience I have built up over a 21 year career in HR into NHS Highland and to work with the new chief executive, leadership team and management board as well as the wider NHS, local and central government and of course, our employees and their representatives.”  

In May, an independent review into claims there was a culture of bullying within NHS Highland, led by John Sturrock QC, found widespread evidence staff were treated inappropriately and senior management often failed to respond, leading to staff suffering ‘serious harm and trauma’.

Reflecting on her track record of “delivering real change in complex settings”, the chief executive of NHS Highland, Iain Stewart, said he was delighted to announce Ms Hoggs’s appointment.

She will be a welcome addition to the senior leadership team in our ambitions of delivering world class health and social care across Highland,” he said.  

Ms Hogg joins the board from the Royal Bank of Scotland Group where she has held a number of senior HR leadership, change and business partnering roles over the past eight years.