The Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing, Joe FitzPatrick MSP, today announced the appointment of Mark Adderley as a Member of the ILF Scotland Board.

Mr FitzPatrick said:

“I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Adderley to the ILF Scotland Board.

The purpose of ILF Scotland is to safe-guard the rights of our most severely disabled people to live independent lives supported in their homes and within their local communities. I am confident that Mark will be a valuable addition to the ILF Scotland Board, bringing his extensive experience, values and commitment to equality and social justice into this new appointment”.

Following the closure of the UK Independent Living Fund (ILF) in June 2015, the Scottish Government established a new organisation, Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland, to administer ILF for existing recipients of the fund in Scotland.

ILF Scotland operates as a discretionary fund providing financial awards to over 3,000 disabled people in Scotland and Northern Ireland to support them in living independently.

In addition to funding transferred to Scotland from the DWP, Scottish Ministers are providing £5m a year to the ILF Transition Fund which opened in December 2017. The Fund aims to support young disabled people aged 16 to 21, who are at an important transitional stage in their lives.

ILF contributes to the Government’s wider programmes, particularly in complementing Self Directed Support.

 

MEMBER

Mr Mark Adderley

Mark is an experienced executive and non-executive director with a passion for equality and social justice. He has over 20 years’ experience in change, transformation, HR and people skills, with executive roles in utilities, NHS, Higher Education and not for profit activity Mark is also a Chartered Director and fellow of IOD and CIPD and brings his experience of governance and passion for people to the board.

 

APPOINTMENT

This appointment will be for 4 years and will run from 29 January 2019 until – 28 January 2023

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

 

REMUNERATION

This appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration fee of £168.67 per day. The time commitment is expected to be an average of 1 day per month (12 days per year) up to a maximum of 18 days per year.

OTHER MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS

Mark Adderley does not hold any other public appointments.

 

POLITICAL ACTIVITY

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.

Mark Adderley has no recordable political activity to declare in the last five years.

You can find more information about the appointment on the Scottish Government’s Public Appointments website here.