Trust welcomes new non-executive director

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to announce that Mike Tucker has joined the Trust Board as a non-executive director, following confirmation from NHS Improvement.

The Trust Board brings together its team of executive directors with independent non-executive directors from outside the organisation to collectively lead the Trust, making sure that full and effective control over the Trust’s business is maintained.

Mike has a background in finance, having previously held roles as both senior commercial director and senior finance director across multiple organisations and trade sectors managing technical and strategic change across all levels of businesses.  His most recent role was as senior commercial director of Perrigo UK, where he had overall responsibility for business growth and development both in the UK and Europe.

Mike is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and has a special interest in internal and external audit, governance, risk management and business development.

Mike, who lives in Northam, said “I am delighted to accept this exciting opportunity to work with the Trust Board, and help further develop the organisation’s governance processes and internal controls.

“I am looking forward to playing an integral role in overseeing the management of the Trust over the coming years, and supporting the development of opportunities to continuously improve patient care.”

James Brent, chairman of the Trust Board, said: “I am delighted that Mike is joining us. These are exciting times for the Trust as we work together to ensure the population of northern Devon have equity of access to safe clinical services, now and into the future, and we look forward to working with Mike in this endeavour.”

Mike has been appointed for two years, from 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2020.


Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts are made by NHS Improvement and are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Mike will receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum in line with rates set nationally by the secretary of state for health and social care.

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Last updated: August 3, 2018