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Tony Neal’s term of appointment to Trust board extended

Tony Neal’s appointment to the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust board has been extended for a further two years until January 2020, following confirmation from NHS Improvement.

Tony, who lives in Chulmleigh, joined the Trust as a non-executive director in January 2016. He is a member of the Trust’s quality assurance committee and the audit and assurance committee, and is a trustee of the charitable fund.

Tony said: “I am very pleased that my appointment has been extended and I can continue to support the Trust board. The services we provide are incredibly important to the local community, and I’m incredibly proud of the work of staff and volunteers in delivering excellent services to patients, families and carers.”

Tony has a background in IT and business consultancy with a particular focus on organisational planning, development and change. He has extensive board level experience from previous roles with BT and Fujitsu. He holds a number of accreditations relating to project management and delivering change.

Tony is also chair of governors at a local primary school and is involved in volunteering within his community.

Roger French, chairman of the Trust board, said: “I am delighted that Tony has agreed to a further term with our Trust. His knowledge of information management and technology and his skills in managing change are invaluable.”

Dr Alison Diamond, chief executive of the Trust, said: “Tony has brought a wealth of experience to the board. I am extremely glad that he will continue with us as we work with our partners to improve local services for the future.”

More information

  • Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts are made by NHS Improvement and are subject to the Governance Code for Public Appointments. NHS Improvement ensures that all appointments to NHS trust boards throughout England are made in a way that is open, transparent and fair to candidates.
  • All non-executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public. Mr Neal has not declared political activity and does not hold ministerial appointments.
  • The remuneration for this role is £6,157 per annum.