Dr Michael Von Bertele OBE, Professor Jane Reid, Kirsty Matthews, Dr Michael Marsh and Tania Baker have been appointed as Non Executive Directors of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust bringing a wide range of public and private sector knowledge and experience to the Board.
Kirsty Mathews who is a former Chief Executive of the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases NHS Foundation Trust and Tania Baker who is a Non Executive Director at HPA, a joint venture company which arranges treatment for its medical insurers have already joined the Board. The remaining appointees will join in the autumn, replacing Steve Long, Ian Downie and Lydia Brown who will have completed their term of office.
Nick Marsden, Chairman of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: “This is a challenging period for the NHS, so it’s essential that the Board has a wide range of skills and knowledge to take us forward successfully in the future. All five appointees bring to the Trust a wide range of knowledge and significant experience in their own fields and I’m delighted that we have been able to make these excellent appointments, as we continue to develop and improve services for our patients.”
The appointments were made by the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors. Non Executive Directors serve four years and can extend this for a further four-year term. They receive remuneration of £13,000 per annum.
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Dr Michael Von Bertele (OBE) is a humanitarian director currently working for Save the Children International. A qualified army doctor, having served in the Balkans and then as chief medical planner in the UK Ministry of Defence and Director General of the Army Medical Services, following army retirement he oversaw Save the Children International’s humanitarian responses in the Philippines, the Middle East, and Central Africa and supervised an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone.
Professor Jane Reid has a nursing and senior academic background and was a Non-Executive Director at Dorset County Hospital and Regional Lead for the National Safety Campaign. She has managed a number of commissioned projects, been Advisor to the National Quality Board, the National Network of Quality in Primary Care and the National Health Service Litigation Authority and is currently supporting an international initiative on behalf of the Royal College of Nursing in Zambia.
Kirsty Matthews was the former Chief Executive at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases NHS Foundation Trust before it was dissolved and acquired by the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust. She had previously worked for Nutricia Clinical Care as Director for Business Development and is establishing an executive coaching practice which supports leaders in NHS Board level roles.
Dr Michael Marsh is a leading paediatric consultant who was the Medical Director and Responsible Officer at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (SUHT) for six years until 2015. Dr Marsh held various other senior positions at SUHT as director of the paediatric intensive care unit, clinical lead for paediatrics and divisional clinical director for women and children. In June 2015 he took on the role of Medical Director for Specialised Commissioning with NHS England's London Region.
Tania Baker is Chief Executive of HPA, a joint venture company between Aviva Health and Vitality Health, formed to deliver the procurement of hospital treatment on behalf of their private medical insurance and trust customers. Having spent 14 years with Aviva Health, latterly as their Commercial Director, she was also a Trustee for a Southampton based young people’s charity and more recently Chief Executive of Dr Foster, a leading provider of healthcare analytics.