David Prior re-appointed Chairman

We are delighted to announce the appointment, by the Appointments Commission, of David Prior as Chair for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust with effect from 1 April 2007.

David Prior previously served as Chair of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust from November 2002 to November 2006. David is a barrister and has broad experience at a senior level in the business world, having formerly worked with Lehman Brothers; Lazards; and British Steel. He was the Conservative MP for North Norfolk from 1997 to 2001.

His appointment as Chair has a remuneration of £22,235 per annum for the period from 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2011. David is currently Chairman of Premex Ltd and Chairman designate of Aurelian Oil and Gas plc and has declared no political activity in the last five years.

East of England SHA Chairman Keith Pearson said: “My colleagues and I at the Strategic Health Authority are extremely pleased that David has been re-appointed to the Norfolk and Norwich. We have complete confidence that he is the right person to lead this outstanding Trust to become a Foundation Trust early next year. He has our full support and we look forward to continuing our work with him.”

David Prior said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been re-appointed as Chairman of the Norfolk and Norwich. It is a wonderful organisation with a great many exceptional people providing first class healthcare to thousands of patients from Norfolk and beyond. The last few months have not been easy for me and I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received from so many members of staff. I have had many jobs in my career, but in no other have I come across such a remarkable combination of talent, hard work and committment. It is an incredible privilege for me to be asked to lead this successful and high performing NHS Trust.”

The appointment has been made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments 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.

Friday 16th of March 2007 09:00:41 AM