Introducing your Board: non-exec directors Sheila, Judith and Peter

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This week, Need to Know is introducing you to the Trust Board so that you can get to know the people behind the strategic decisions of the service, and their work to improve patient care. Today it is the turn of three of our non executive directors (NEDs).

Sheila Childerhouse

Sheila has a wide breadth of experience within the public, health and voluntary sectors. She has served for various local and regional health bodies since 1984 in non-executive and chair roles, including interim chair of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust in 2005 and chair of the national NHS Confederation Rural Sub Group from 2004 to 2012. Recently she was chair of NHS Norfolk and Waveney and deputy chair of the East of England Development Agency. Sheila was originally appointed for six months as an interim NED and her permanent term of office will run to 14 January, 2018.

Judith Lancaster

Judith is a barrister and has been with the Tribunal Service since 1989 where she is currently a judge in the property chamber. She was vice chairman of the Suffolk Police Authority from 2010 to 2012 and was chair of the monitoring and audit committee during this time. She previously held non-executive director posts at West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust and Norfolk Mental Healthcare NHS Trust. She has also held several voluntary sector appointments including trustee at Macmillan Cancer Support from 2005 to 2010.  Judith's term of office will run until 8 September, 2017.

Peter Kara

Peter is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.  He is a director of two private companies and also runs a consultancy providing financial and strategic planning help to small and medium sized companies.  He has had a wide range of involvement in the voluntary sector in Milton Keynes since 1991 and with a national charity in London. He was non-executive director to the Milton Keynes Community NHS Trust from October 1993 until its dissolution in October 2000. Peter was previously a Non-Executive Director of the Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust before its dissolution in April 2013. He has lived in Milton Keynes since 1980 and has been active with many voluntary organisations. He remains a trustee of the Milton Keynes Community Foundation and a director of its subsidiary, MK Community Properties Limited, having served terms as chairman of both organisations.

Published 5th August, 2014


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