New Chairman for North Bristol
Friday, 16 October 2009
A new Chairman has been appointed at North Bristol NHS Trust.
Peter Rilett officially takes on the position for a period of four years from 2 November 2009 to 1 November 2013.
He was selected after interviews held following a number of applications to the Appointments Commission.
Peter is 59 and has enjoyed a long career in Bristol working with many of the leading businesses in the city.
Starting work as a qualified accountant with KPMG in 1972, he then went on to hold several, key internal positions associated with the management of KPMG. For the four years prior to his retirement, Peter was the Senior Partner of KPMG’s Bristol office.
He has also served as a Non-executive director in a number of public and private sector organisations, including five years on the Board at North Bristol NHS Trust.
During his time at NBT, Peter has held several key positions including chairing the Audit and Charitable Fund Committees. He has also served as Deputy Chair and, since June, has been the Trust’s Interim Chairman.
Other roles in Bristol include being a Trustee of St Monica’s Trust, Chairman of Governors at Bristol Grammar School and a Non-executive director for Business West.
Peter said: “I feel privileged to take on the position of Chairman at NBT. The Trust has a critical role to play in the health economy of Bristol, especially as we move toward the creation of the new super-hospital at Southmead.”
Charles Howeson, Chairman of NHS South West Strategic Health Authority, said: “I am delighted that Peter has accepted the position of Chairman at the North Bristol NHS Trust.
“He brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience from a distinguished career and is no stranger to the NHS, which I know will serve him well in this role.”
Sonia Mills, Chief Executive of North Bristol NHS Trust, said on behalf of the Trust Board: “The Board is delighted to have someone of Peter’s standing and credibility in Bristol appointed as its Chairman.
“He knows the issues confronting the Trust well and will provide strong Board leadership to take the Trust forward.”
Peter Rilett’s appointment has been made in accordance with the procedures of the Commissioner for Public Appointments and he will be paid a remuneration of £23,366 per annum for his new role.
All non-executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. Mr Rilett does not hold any other ministerial appointment and had no political activity in the past five years.
North Bristol NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, caring for more than 370,000 outpatients and around 117,000 inpatients and day case patients last year. It is a teaching trust with links to both universities in Bristol and has around 9,000 staff.
The Trust provides general medical and surgical care as well as maternity and paediatric services for a local population of around half a million people in the North Bristol and South Gloucestershire area.
It is also a regional and specialist centre for people living in the Greater Bristol area as well as Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and further afield for services such as neurosciences, orthopaedics, pathology, plastic surgery, renal services, urology, paediatric neurology and neonatal intensive care.