New Non Executive Director joins the Trust
Last updated 6-Aug-12 10:05
The Appointments Commission has appointed a new Non Executive Director to Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust – Mr David Holt. Mr Holt was appointed from 12 July 2012 until 11 July 2016. He will receive remuneration of £6,096 per annum. The Trust is responsible for Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, with a staff of 4,300 and an annual budget of £310 million.
David Holt has worked across a wide range of sectors, with his early career having been spent with Unilever both in the UK and overseas. For the last 15 years he has occupied a number of Board level positions as a Finance Director. Currently, he is Finance Director at Land Securities plc, and prior to that was at Coats plc as Finance Director of both the Clothing division and Jaeger Fashion Retail.
David is a qualified accountant (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and a member of the Institute of Directors, and will be chairing the Trust’s Audit Committee.
The appointments have been made in accordance with the OCPA Code of Practice. All non executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public. David Holt has no declared political activity and does not hold any other ministerial appointment.
Welcoming David to the Trust, Trust Board Chairman Baroness Wall said “I am delighted that David is going to join the Trust - his financial expertise will be very useful during this period of public sector financial restraint at the same time as continuing to meet ambitious service targets and deliver the first phase of the Barnet Enfield and Haringey clinical strategy.”
David Holt said “I am very pleased to be invited to join the Board. I am totally committed to the NHS and our local hospitals and am looking forward to making a contribution to their continued development.”