New Trust non-executive directors appointed as board in common is established

Linda Burke, Aman Dalvi, David Moss and Janet Rubin have been appointed to the board of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust as non-executive directors. With other board colleagues - chair Matthew Swindells, vice chair Bob Alexander, existing non-executive directors Professor Andy Bush, Peter Goldsbrough and Sim Scavazza, chief executive Professor Tim Orchard, and executive directors Raymond Anakwe, Claire Hook, Professor Julian Redhead, Professor Janice Sigsworth and Jazz Thind - they also form part of a new board in common overseeing all four acute NHS trusts in north west London. 

The creation of a board in common is a key step in the development of an acute provider collaborative made up of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. It builds on the partnership working that was so important in the NHS's response to the Covid-19 pandemic and follows the appointment of Matthew Swindells as the chair in common for all four trusts in April 2022. The four trusts remain independent organisations, working closely with their local authorities, patient groups and other partners. Each trust has created a committee of their board directors who come together to form a board in common that meets in public four times a year, while the individual trusts will meet in public at least once a year.

Kay Boycott, Andreas Raffel and Beverley Ejimofo have stepped down as non-executive directors at Imperial College Healthcare at the end of their terms of office. Nick Ross will continue as an associate non-executive director, providing input into trust-level committees. He also continues his role as the Trust's Freedom to Speak Up board champion.

Commenting on the appointments, chair Matthew Swindells said: “I'm very pleased that we are now establishing our board in common – it will strengthen collaborative decision-making and help us make best use of our collective resources so that we can provide better care, for more people, more fairly. 

“A big welcome to Imperial College Healthcare for our new non-executive directors. Together with our continuing non-executive directors, their huge wealth of knowledge and experience will be vital in guiding our response to the challenges and opportunities ahead. I would also like to express my huge thanks to our outgoing board members who have done so much for the benefit of our patients, staff and local communities.”

The newly appointed non-executive directors are:

  • Linda Burke – who also continues as a non-executive director of The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She was previously director of education and quality at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and pro vice-chancellor of the faculty of education and health at the University of Greenwich. She is a nurse by background and has also been head of strategy and development at NHS London.
  • Aman Dalvi – who also continues as a non-executive director of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He has worked at very senior levels for many years, including as chief executive of three organisations where he led multi-disciplinary teams. Aman has extensive experience in planning and regeneration and was executive director of development and renewal in a major local authority. He was a ministerial appointee on the boards of English Partnerships and the Olympic Park Legacy Company and has served as chair for the Anchor Trust and PA Housing. Aman Dalvi is currently working as a consultant for two major developers and is chair of a development company.
  • David Moss – who also continues as a non-executive director of London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. He has 40 years’ experience in leadership and operational roles, most recently as Shell’s retail general manger for north Europe and board director of Shell UK. He has successfully led a number of large business turnarounds and global projects using his commercial acumen and experience in strategy, marketing, operations and IT. 
  • Janet Rubin – who also continues as vice chair of London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. She has enjoyed a 40-year business career in the field of HR. Her passion for improving health services led her to take on various HR roles in the health sector. She was an interim HR director for Norfolk and Norwich University Trust, the Oxfordshire PCT and the HR director for City and Hackney Teaching PCT. She was also a member of the NHS Pay Review Body and held an Interim director of HR and organisational development position at the Nursing and Midwifery Council. She is currently a member of the remuneration committee for the General Pharmaceutical Council, as well as being a partner in an executive coaching firm and an investment management business.

Imperial College Healthcare’s continuing non-executive directors have each also been appointed as a non-executive director to one other north west London acute NHS trust: Bob Alexander and Sim Scavazza to London North West University Healthcare and Professor Andrew Bush and Peter Goldsbrough to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

The first meeting of the board in common is on 18 October 2022. Read more about the board in common.