Susanne Millar appointed interim chief officer of Glasgow health and social care partnership
Susanne Millar has been appointed interim chief officer of the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP).
She will succeed David Williams, who is now on secondment to the Scottish Government as director of delivery, health and social care integration.
Susanne has always worked in Glasgow. Firstly in residential care for older people, then after completing a post graduate in social work in 1990, in area teams for vulnerable children and families. After six years she moved into strategy and planning, firstly in children’s services, then in adult services.
In 2006, she became the head of children services in Glasgow, then assumed the additional roles of head of homelessness and asylum services. In 2012, she became the city’s assistant director for social work, then in 2014 took on the role of chief officer for planning, strategy and commissioning for GCHSCP.
She currently holds the post of chief officer, strategy and operations, GCHSCP, which was created in 2017, while retaining a chief social work officer role.
Annemarie O’Donnell, chief executive of Glasgow City Council, said: “I am delighted with Susanne’s appointment to this new role. Throughout her career she has proven to be an exceptionally capable and adaptable manager, while remaining approachable and accessible. Her experience, combined with her practical and pragmatic approach to challenging situations, has served her well and will undoubtedly continue to do so in this new role.”
Jane Grant, chief executive, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “Susanne has made a significant contribution to integration, working in partnership to develop our long term strategy for the future of health and social care. I look forward to working with her in her capacity as interim Chief Officer for Glasgow City.”
Councillor Mhairi Hunter also congratulated Susanne. She said: “Susanne has the vision to lead the Health & Social Care Partnership which is relied on by so many Glaswegians. She is also committed to partnership working to address the many, varied and complex issues which contribute to the need for people to access these services.
“I’d also like to express my thanks to David Williams whom I also enjoyed working with immensely.”
Simon Carr, chair of Glasgow’s Integration Joint Board, added: “Susanne’s experience and character make her ideally suited to continue the innovative development of Glasgow’s health and social care services for the welfare of Glasgow’s citizens.”