Non-Exec directors appointed to NHS South Essex cluster board

NHS South Essex Cluster (a cluster arrangement between NHS South East and NHS South West Essex primary care trusts) is pleased to announce the official appointment of seven Non-Executive Directors to their new joint Board.

The Non Executive Directors will work as members of the new joint Board alongside recently appointed NHS South Essex Cluster Chair, Katherine Kirk.

The new Non Executive Directors are:

Robert Peters, Audit Chair of NHS South West Essex. This appointment is in addition to his existing re-appointment as Audit Chair of NHS South East Essex from 1 June 2012 until 31 March 2013. This post is remunerated at £13,136 per annum. There is no additional remuneration associated with the new appointment.

Tony Le Masurier, Non-executive Director of NHS South West Essex. This is in addition to his existing appointment as Non-executive Director of NHS South East Essex. This post is remunerated at £7,882 per annum. There is no additional remuneration associated with the new appointment.

Melvin Porter, Non-executive Director of NHS South East Essex. This is in addition to his existing appointment as Non-executive Director of NHS South West Essex. This post is remunerated at £7,882 per annum. There is no additional remuneration associated with the new appointment.

Roger Sinden, Non-executive Director of NHS South West Essex. This is in addition to his existing appointment as Non-executive Director of NHS South East Essex. This post is remunerated at £7,882 per annum. There is no additional remuneration associated with the new appointment.

Anthony Cox, Non-executive Director of NHS South East Essex. This is in addition to his existing re-appointment as Non-executive Director of NHS South West Essex from1 October 2012 until 31 March 2013. This post is remunerated at £7,882 per annum. There is no additional remuneration associated with the new appointment.

Glynnis Cheers, Non-executive Director of NHS South East Essex. This is in addition to her existing appointment as Non-executive Director of NHS South West Essex. This post is remunerated at £7,882 per annum. There is no additional remuneration associated with the new appointment.

Gillian Hind, Non-executive Director of NHS South West Essex. This is in addition to her existing re-appointment as Non-executive Director of NHS South East Essex from 1 October 2012 until 31 March 2013. This post is remunerated at £7,882 per annum. There is no additional remuneration associated with the new appointment.

All appointments listed above run from 1 December 2011 until 31 March 2013.

Katherine Kirk, Chair of NHS South Essex Cluster Board, said: “I am delighted with the appointments of the seven Non-Executive Directors to our new joint Board.

The diversity and wealth of experience they bring will ensure we are in a strong position to lead and support the future commissioning agenda and the development of GP consortia, until full GP commissioning is in place.”

“I would also like to pay tribute to the major contribution which was made by the Chair of South West Essex PCT and the Non Executive Directors of both South West and South East Essex PCTs. In particular, I would like to thank those colleagues who are leaving us.”

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However and in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any is declared) to be made public.

Where an appointee has declared political activity it will be stated. In addition, details of any other Ministerial appointments held and the remuneration paid (where applicable) will also be provided.

All appointments have been made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments Code of Practice.

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