Kirsty Merriman

Kirsty Merriman

Programme Development Lead at Scottish Government
Talent Management and Leadership Collaborative Team

I have been working in and around public service leadership for my whole career. I stumbled into a role within a leadership development team in health over ten years ago, and discovered a career I didn’t know I had been looking for. I have worked in an NHS National board, and more recently I have been working within Scottish Government in a variety of roles, all focused on collective and collaborative systems and leadership. I am passionate about viewing all our work as being part of Scotland’s public services, and see the important role that we all play, no matter our job, organisation or sector, in creating, supporting and sustain the systems and cultures that we want to see in Scotland.

I currently work within the Leadership and Talent Management Team within Scottish Government, working closely with the Project Lift leads and other key partners on the development of leadership programmes for health, social work and social care.