Professor Sir Albert Aynsley-Green will join the Board as a non executive director on 1 September 2007.
Both appointments were made by the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors.
Mr Atkinson (61) has over 25 years experience of corporate finance, having qualified as a chartered accountant in 1968. In 1992, he became Head of Listing on the London Stock Exchange, a role he held for six years before reverting back to corporate finance in 1998.
Sir Albert Aynsley -Green (63) entered the medical profession in 1967 and trained as a paediatrician in Oxford and Zurich, Switzerland. He was the James Spence Professor of Child Health and Head of Child Health at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne from 1984 to 1993, during which time he was also a non executive director on the Board of Governors of the Hospitals for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London.
He was then appointed Nuffield Professor of Child Health at the University of London and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at the Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London Hospital. Between 1993 and 2003 he was the Executive Director of Clinical Research and Development on the Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust Board. More recently he was National Clinical Director for Children in the Department of Health before taking up his post as Children’s Commissioner in 2005.
Mr Atkinson’s appointment will run from 1 February 2007 until 31 January 2011 and he will receive £12,000 per year. He has no declared political activities and no Ministerial appointments at present. He is married with three daughters and lives in Cholderton.
Sir Albert Aynsley-Green’s appointment will run from 1 September 2007 until 31 August 2011 and he will also be offered £12,000 per year. He has no declared political activities. His only Ministerial appointment is that of Children’s Commissioner. He is married with two daughters and five grandchildren and lives in Harnham.
Luke March, Chairman of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: "As we continue to develop and improve services for our patients it is essential that the Board has a wide range of skills and knowledge to take us forward. I am delighted that we have been able to make these excellent appointments which are great news for the Trust, our staff, patients and local people who use our hospital services."
Other current non executive members of the Trust Board are Luke March (Chairman), David Quayle, Ronald Burrows, Ruth Blacklock and Barry Bull. Ends
For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170