Non-executive members appointed to new NHS Board

Posted by: Laura O'Neil

Tue 15th February 2022

The NHS Derby and Derbyshire Integrated Care Board (ICB), due to be established on July 1 2022, will be the NHS organisation with responsibility for planning to meet local health needs, allocating resources, ensuring that services are in place to deliver against ambitions, and overseeing the delivery of improved outcomes for their population.

Tackling inequalities in health outcomes, the ICB will be part of the Joined Up Care Derbyshire Integrated Care health and care system, continuing to work with partners in local authority, the voluntary sector and others, helping the NHS to support broader social and economic development.

The four appointments that have been made are:

Sue Sunderland

Sue is an accountant who has worked for the Audit Commission and KPMG and holds a range of lay and non-executive roles with NHS Bassetlaw CCG, NHS Nottingham & Nottinghamshire CCG; the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner and has also recently been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.  Sue’s entire career has been in the public sector and she has a strong commitment to health equality and mental health issues. Sue will Chair the ICB’s Audit and Governance Committee. Sue lives in Matlock.

Richard Wright

Richard has been a Non-Executive Director at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust since 2016. He is also Chair of the Finance Oversight Group for Joined Up Care Derbyshire.  Richard is also Chair of the Sheffield University Technical College Multi Academy Trust; and a Board Member of Sheffield National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine. He was previously Executive Director of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and has a background in the private sector.  Richard will Chair the ICB’s Finance and Estates Committee. Richard lives on the border of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.

Julian Corner

Julian has been Chief Executive of the charitable funder Lankelly Chase Foundation since 2011, where he has led its work to support organisations, networks and places to promote equity and justice through systemic change. Julian is also coming to the end of a successful term as Chair of Toynbee Hall, which works to tackle the causes and impacts of poverty.  Julian will Chair two committees: the Strategic Population Health & Commissioning Committee and the Public Partnership Committee. Julian lives in Stanton-in-the- Peak, near Matlock.

Margaret Gilde

Margaret is an HR professional with 30 years’ experience at Rolls-Royce, culminating in being the company director of learning and development and divisional executive vice president of HR. Since leaving Rolls Royce in 2009, Margaret has run her own business helping organisations with major change programmes.  She has been a Non-Executive Director with the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust since 2016, helping to develop the ‘People First’ approach which has moved the Trust to a CQC rating of ‘Good’.  Margaret will also Chair two committees: the Remuneration & Appointments Committee and People & Culture Committee.  Margaret lives in Melbourne, South Derbyshire.

John MacDonald, chair designate of NHS Derby and Derbyshire Integrated Care Board, said: “These are very important roles for the local NHS at a time of significant transition and change, not just through the establishment of ICBs, but as the NHS seeks to maintain services, recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and play a part in the wider social and economic development of Derbyshire.  As well as an ambitious approach to transforming local healthcare, there remain challenges from the days prior to the pandemic, not least in solving our workforce challenge and ensuring we are managing within our budgets.

“Each Non Executive Member will have significant committee responsibilities and will collectively hold the Executive Team to account for its overall approach to planning and delivery. As a Board that wishes to fully engage with local citizens, all members will promote open and transparent decision-making and ensure the NHS is fully accountable to local people.”

The Non-Executive Member role attracts a salary of £13,000-16,000 depending on time commitment and experience.  A fifth Non-Executive Member role is currently being advertised.  The successful candidate will Chair the Quality and Performance Committee and will preferably have a clinical background. The advertisement for the role closes on Monday 7th February 2022.

The next step for the ICB will be to recruit Executive Directors ahead of the Board likely being established in shadow form from March 2022, before being formally established on July 1 2022, subject to Royal Assent of the Health and Social Care Bill, which is currently being reviewed by Parliament.