Derek Lindsay is Director of Finance and has held that post for 20 years, initially in Dumfries and Galloway and for the last 17 years in Ayrshire and Arran.
He is a chartered accountant with around 25 years' experience of working in the health service. He has also worked as an accountant in professional practice and in industry.
He chairs the Scottish NHS Pensions Group, as well as the West of Scotland Directors of Finance group.
Derek is involved in church organisations, including Gideons International, and is a director of Broken Chains (Ayr) Ltd, a charity which helps the homeless and people with drink or drug addiction.