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What's it like being a NED in the public sector?

In the first of a series of articles and webinars on NEDs in the public sector, we talked to Heather Logan ACA to find out more about serving on the boards of public bodies in Scotland.

Being a non-executive director (NED) in the public sector can vary significantly, given the wide range of organisations (providing a hugely diverse range of services) on which NEDs serve.

In Scotland alone there are 222 public bodies, including 72 central government and Scottish Parliament bodies (including police, fire and Scottish Water), 32 local councils, 23 NHS bodies, 30 health integration boards, 43 other joint boards and committees, 21 further education colleges, and (currently) one European Agricultural Fund.