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What is a public appointment?

A public appointment is typically a Ministerial appointment to the Board of a public body. These sorts of appointments are sometimes also known as 'non-executive directors'.

A public body is an organisation created by the Scottish Govenrment or Scottish Parliament which receives all or most of its funding from the Scottish Government. Public bodies deliver the priorities of Ministers or the Scotish Parliament, through the dlivery or scrutiny of services, or by providing impartial, expert advice on a specific topic.

Information on each of Scotland's public bodies can be found in the National Public Bodies Directory.