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Cath Denholm

Cath Denholm

Role: Independent member
Date appointed: April 2022


Cath Denholm joined the Equality and Human Rights Commission as Executive Director of Corporate Services in June 2020. Prior to that she worked for more than 20 years in NHS Scotland management and strategic roles in primary care, GP appraisal and public health. She is a member of the Institute of Directors and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She joined the Board of NatureScot in 2016 and was Deputy Chair between 2019 and March 2022. She is also Vice Chair of Impact Arts. Her overarching professional interests are human rights, public service leadership, partnership working across sectors in order to achieve fair access for all and a nature-rich future.

Prior to becoming an independent member of the Joint Committee, Cath represented NatureScot on the Joint Committee between April 2018 and March 2022, in her role as Deputy Chair of NatureScot. She was appointed as an independent member on 4 April 2022. 

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