George Walker, Chair

George Walker, Chair

George is an experienced Chair, Non-Executive Director and Corporate Executive. Over his 25 yr corporate career he worked in the pharmaceutical industry and latterly the fund management business in the U.K. and extensively overseas.

George served as an NHS Non-Executive Director for NHS Lothian where he Chaired the Finance and Resources Committee overseeing financial governance. He Chaired the Integration Joint Board, leading on health and social care integration in Edinburgh, in its set up phase. He has long supported Charitable organisations in the UK and overseas.

He is a passionate supporter of the need for high quality social housing. He believes that good and effective regulation can support this key sector and importantly help to deliver stronger outcomes for tenants.

George is an experienced Chair, Non Executive Director and Corporate Executive. He graduated from the University of Glasgow, and has an MBA from the University of Edinburgh.

Over his corporate career he worked in the pharmaceutical industry and latterly the fund management business. George has worked in the U.K. and extensively overseas, living and working in New York for 7 years prior to returning to Edinburgh.

George served three terms as Non-Executive Director of NHS Lothian. He Chaired the Finance and Resources Committee overseeing the governance of capital projects such as the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People and an annual budget of some £1.5 billion. He was a member of the Remuneration and Acute Hospitals Committees. He Chaired the Integration Joint Board, leading on health and social care integration in Edinburgh, in its set up phase.

George has long supported Charitable organisations in the UK and overseas. He was formerly a Trustee and Chair of the Finance & Investment Committee of the Edinburgh & Lothians Health foundation. He is currently a Trustee and Treasurer of Waverley Care, Scotland's HIV and Hep C charity.