GWH welcomes Non-Executive Directors

Posted: January 3, 2013

Two new faces join our Trust Board

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Non-Executive Directors to the Trust's Board.

Professor Dame Janet Husband DBE, a renowned Consultant Radiologist, has worked for prestigious organisations, including the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Cancer Research, in a career spanning over 40 years.

Since retiring from full time clinical practice in 2007, Janet has held a number of high profile positions; she is currently Chair of the National Cancer Research Institute, Emeritus Professor of Radiology at the Institute of Cancer Research and Founder and Trustee of the International Cancer Imaging Society. Her extensive experience in healthcare includes three years as Medical Director at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, where she worked as a Consultant Radiologist from 1980 until 2007.

Janet has given lectures around the world, published six books and won numerous awards for her groundbreaking work. In 2002 she was awarded an OBE and received her DBE in 2007.

Janet is married with three sons and lives in Gloucestershire.

Philippa Green has a successful career in the private sector. She has worked at BT as a highly accomplished senior executive for the past 11 years, currently in the role of Resource Supply Director. Praised as an inspirational leader, Philippa has a proven track record of delivering sustainable results.

Philippa has also established a new corporate procurement organisation which delivered procurement savings of £170 million per annum. Philippa, who lived in Wiltshire for 17 years before moving to Berkshire, is an executive coach and mentor and is keen to use her business experience to help the Trust further improve patient services.

Bruce Laurie, Chair of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: "I am delighted to welcome these two exceptional candidates to the Board. To have such a breadth of expertise, experience and knowledge at such a senior level is a real privilege and I'm sure their input will prove invaluable. The two Non-Executive Directors will work with the Board to challenge and support the development of our strategy and help us meet future challenges in a changing NHS."

Both Non-Executive Directors officially started on 1 January 2013. The remuneration for both posts is £12,000 per annum. Neither Director has any political or other interests which must be declared or hold ministerial appointments.

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