Cath Denholm


Cath DenholmRole on Committee:  Deputy Chair, Scottish Natural Heritage

Date appointed: 1st April 2018



Cath Denholm has over 20 years’ experience of NHS management and strategic roles in primary care, GP appraisal and public health.

Cath’s professional interests lie in strategy, change management and partnership working to achieve fair access for all and value for public money.

She joined NHS Health Scotland in 2005 and is now its Director of Strategy. This executive director role is Cath’s only other ministerial appointment.

Her responsibilities in this role include:

  • corporate strategy and performance
  • communications and public affairs
  • human resources/organisational development and business excellence
  • national leadership for human rights in health and social care

Cath has been a Board member of Voluntary Action Scotland since November 2015. She is a member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

Cath will serve as a Joint Committee member until 31 March 2019.