New Non-executive Directors appointed at North Bristol

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Two new Non-executive Directors have been appointed by the Appointments Commission for North Bristol NHS Trust.

Ken Guy and Robert Mould officially take the roles for a four year period from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2014.

They replace Peaches Golding, who has left the Trust Board after six years service, and Peter Rilett, who was appointed as Chairman in November last year, leaving his Non-Executive Director role vacant.

Robert Mould, 52, from Long Ashton in Bristol, is a seasoned company director with experience in the UK, Europe and North America. He has worked for construction materials manufacturers Blue Circle Industries and Lafarge, specialising in commercial and general management. He currently runs his own consultancy business.

He is also a qualified mediator and advisor for Bristol Mediation, a member of the Institute of Directors – active in the South West branch and is a School Governor at Northleaze Primary School in Long Ashton.

He is married with two children and is a keen tennis player.

Robert said: “I am very pleased to be joining NBT at a time of significant change and challenge for the NHS. I am firmly committed to helping the trust deliver on its plans and objectives and look forward to working alongside the management team.”

Ken Guy, 59, lives in Clifton. He has had a long and distinguished financial career with the Royal Mail working his way to Divisional Finance Director for Wales and South West before moving to the Soil Association as Finance Director/Company Secretary.

He is also an Independent Member of the Audit Committee at Bristol City Council and a Trustee of Aspects and Milestones Trust. Outside of work he enjoys a wide range of activities including walking, cycling, skiing and squash.

Ken said: “I am fully committed to my non-executive roles and look forward to working with North Bristol NHS Trust.”

Peter Rilett, Chairman, said: “On behalf of the Trust Board I would like to welcome Ken and Robert as Non-executive Directors. They both bring a vast range of experience to the Trust that will prove invaluable as we move towards 2014 and the launch of the new super hospital at Southmead.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Peaches for all her hard work and support over the past six years. She has been an invaluable member of the Trust Board and we all wish her well for the future.”

Both appointments have been made in accordance with the procedures of the Commissioner for Public Appointments and they will each be paid a remuneration of £6,096 per annum.

All non-executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part n the selection process. Mr Mould and Mr Guy do not hold any other ministerial appointments and have 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 the largest teaching trust in the south west with links to both universities in Bristol. The Trust employs more than 9,500 staff.

It is a regional, 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.