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The Children's Panel - life changing

Garry CouttsChair of the CHS Board

Garry was appointed Chair of the CHS Board in April 2014. Garry has extensive governance experience and a wide range of board experience that he has developed in both current and previous Chair posts in different public sector organisations.

Having served as an elected councillor on both Edinburgh and Highland Councils, Garry has also sat on the Looked After Children’s Strategic Implementation Group and chaired its Strategic Commissioning Group.

Garry was Chair of the Board of NHS Highland. He also sits as the Chair of the University of the Highland and Islands Board of Governors. Prior to this, Garry held the position of Chair of the Scottish Social Services Council for a period of six years until August 2013.

Garry: “The Children's Hearing System in Scotland is one of the jewels in the crown of our civic life and it is a real honour and privilege to be given the opportunity to play a small part in its development. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on the board and CHS staff to support the wider hearing's community carry out their incredibly important work.”

Please click on this link to view Garry's Register of Interests.