20 January 2016

New Non-Executive Directors appointed

Board roomThree new Non-Executive Directors have been appointed to the Trust Board, filling the vacancies that became available at the end of last year.

The Trust Development Authority has appointed Charlotte Moar and Mark Outhwaite as Non-Executive Directors.  Ernie Messer has been appointed by our Trust as an Associate Non-Executive Director. Associate Non-Executive Directors act in an advisory role to the Board and do not have voting powers.

Charlotte's career across public sector organisations (including an AWP Executive Director post), her knowledge of the NHS and interest in mental health services will help in her new role as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Mark, a businessman who has previously held Director and Chief Executive roles in NHS organisations, is keen to bring his extensive knowledge to a community-focused organisation.

Ernie has experience of working on and with Boards in a non-profit sector and is impressed with our Trust's emphasis on the quality of care and engagement with staff, service users and commissioners.

Collectively, our Trust Board members have a balance of healthcare knowledge and commercial acumen and hold improved mental health care as their primary motivation.

Tony Gallagher, Chair of the Trust Board said "My thanks go to Lee O'Bryan, Tony McNiff and Graham Coxell. On behalf of the Board, I look forward to welcoming Charlotte, Mark and Ernie. The forthcoming appointment of a new Chief Executive and other board-level vacancies will see a major change at Board, which I am confident will help continue the Trust trajectory of improvement as we move into year three of the NHS five year view."

The next Trust Board meeting is on Wednesday 27 January 2016 at Jenner House, Chippenham and members of the public are welcome to attend.







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