Trust welcomes new non-executive directors

Bob Alexander, Sim Scavazza and Beverley Ejimofo have been appointed into non-executive roles at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. They will take up their positions from Thursday 1 October 2020.

Bob Alexander is currently the independent chair of Sussex Health and Care Partnership. Until early 2018 Bob was deputy chief executive and executive director of resources at NHS Improvement, he had previously held the positions of chief executive and director of finance at the Trust Development Authority. Bob will join us as a non-executive director and will chair the audit, risk and governance committee from 30 November. He will also sit on the Trust’s finance, investment and operations committee.

Sim Scavazza is a retail and fashion specialist with 30 years’ experience in the sector, working in buying and merchandising for some of the leading retailers in the UK. Sim is deputy chair of the University of the Arts London and was previously chair of the Mentor UK for over 10 years, protecting children and young people from the harms of alcohol and substance misuse.Sim will join us as a designate non-executive director on 1 October until taking up a non-executive position from 1 December and will serve on the quality and redevelopment committees.

Beverley Ejimofo is an experienced consultant and the founding director of two organisations. She has worked with and trained public sector organisations, charities, community groups, local and central government departments. Beverley will be joining the Trust’s non-executive team on a 12 month placement as part of the NExT Director scheme.

In addition to the new appointments to the board the terms of office have also been extended for Professor Andrew Bush and Peter Goldsbrough. 

Paula Vennells CBE, chair of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, said:“I’m delighted to welcome Beverley, Bob and Sim to the board. They are expert and experienced individuals who bring with them a diversity of backgrounds and skills, which will complement those of our existing board members.

“I would also like to acknowledge the importance of diversity across the board and I’m really pleased to see a greater representation of BAME members involved in the leadership of the Trust.

“I look forward to working with our new board members on the delivery of excellent healthcare services over the coming months and years."

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