The Audit Committee of the Integration Joint Board is responsible for the promotion of best practice in the areas of risk management, financial procedures, internal controls, development of continuous improvement and review of External Audit issues.
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Audit Committee Board Members
Councillor Fiona Collie, Falkirk Council
Councillor Fiona Collie is Councillor for the Denny & Banknock ward and is Portfolio Holder for Health & Social Care. Fiona has worked in both paid and volunteer roles within the third sector for most of her career in a wide range of roles including policy development, campaigning, advice and support. She combines her council role with employment with the charity Carers Scotland and is also on the volunteer board of a charity providing support to carers of people affected by HIV-AIDS.
Alex Linkston, NHS Forth Valley
Alex Linkston, NHS Forth Valley’s Chairman, is a former Chief Executive of West Lothian Council and under his leadership the Council won many awards for excellent customer service. He was awarded the Quality Scotland’s Leadership Award in 2007.
In 2008 he was awarded a CBE and in 2009 he was the Prince’s Trust Scottish Volunteer of the Year. He is currently Chair of Youth Link Scotland, Vice Chair of West Lothian College and a member of the Scottish Council of the Prince’s Trust.
Robert Clark, NHS Forth Valley
Robert began his career in NHS Forth Valley in 1985 working as a relief Plaster Technician and then moved to Theatres as a Theatre Orderly. He then undertook the Operating Department Practitioner course, qualified in 1989, and has worked in Theatres since then.
He has been involved in the Trade Union movement since 1985 and became a Unison steward in 1990. He has also served as Branch Secretary for the Stirling Royal Infirmary and latterly the Forth Valley Health branches of Unison.
Robert is a passionate believer in Partnership Working, fairness and equality and has served on NHS Forth Valley’s Acute Service’s Partnership Forum and the Area Partnership Forum for many years.
He is a strong supporter of the NHS and is committed to doing all he can to preserve this great institution to ensure it can continue to provide care to all, regardless of their income or social background.
Karen Herbert is the Chief Executive of CVS Falkirk, which is the Third Sector Interface organisation for the Falkirk area, where she took up post in August 2013.
Previously Karen held various roles at a similar organisation in Ayrshire. Karen is a qualified accountant, with Masters Degrees in Business and Social Enterprise. She is a past director of several social enterprises and mentor to several business owners, both in the voluntary and private sectors. She has long term interests in employability and older peoples’ services, and has volunteered for many years in palliative care environments.