Malcolm Wright

Director-General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive, NHS Scotland

Malcolm Wright previously held a range of NHS Scotland Chief Executive appointments covering NHS Tayside, NHS Grampian, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway and Edinburgh Sick Children’s NHS Trust.

Malcolm has spent his career in the NHS, starting as an administrative trainee with Lothian Health Board in 1975. He progressed through a range of managerial and leadership positions.

Malcolm was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Paisley in 2007, an Honorary Fellowship of The Royal College of General Practitioners in 2007, an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List in 2008 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2012.