High-powered directors appointed to trust board
FOUR new non-executive directors have been appointed to the board of Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The group were whittled down from a short-list of 48 applicants with those chosen having prestigious backgrounds and offering a wide range of expertise that health bosses hope will help the cashstrapped organisation with its turnaround plan.
The new directors are Allan Ar- nott, Ken Beeton, Steve Brown and Sarah Dunnett.
Mr Arnott recently retired from Perkins Engines Company Limited and is currently chairman of the University Centre Peterborough; Mr Beeton is a senior official at HM Treasury, who will take the role with the hospital when he retires in January 2012.
Mrs Dunnett is a chartered accountant and former assistant chief executive at the London Bor- ough of Southwark.
Mr Brown was one of the founding directors of Center Parcs and has extensive non-executive director experience within the NHS.
He will take up the role on March 31, while the other three will join on December 31.
Trust chairman Nigel Hards said: “We are, first and foremost, driven to provide patients with excellent care but we need the organisation to be strong and have an excellent commercial capability in order to underpin that care.
“I am confident that these four appointments will help us do just that as we will be able to draw upon their knowledge and expertise from a diverse range of areas.
“I look forward to welcoming them all in the new year.”
The four new directors will fill vacancies left by Jonathan Radway, Caroline Stark, Stuart Anderson and Razahusein Rahim.