Interim Chair Appointed and Recruitment Commenced

Interim Chair Appointed and Recruitment Commenced

10 Jul 2019

David Holt has been confirmed as the Interim Chair of Whittington Health NHS Trust. The process to appoint a new permanent chair has now been started by NHS Improvement.

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David has been our Senior Independent Director – one of our non-executive directors – since July 2015 and will be stepping up to the role of Interim Chair until October. 

David has over 20 years of board experience, having worked in senior finance positions in both the UK and overseas. He has previously held roles at Unilever Plc, Coats Plc, where he was Chief Auditor, and Land Securities Plc, where he was Group Finance Director. He has significant experience in audit, governance, risk management and property and also holds non-executive roles at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, The Planning Inspectorate and the Department for Work and Pensions and is the Deputy Chair of the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.

David Holt said: "I am delighted to have been asked to step up to the role of Interim Chair of Whittington Health. I have had very positive experiences here both as a Whittington Health patient and during my four years as a member of the Trust’s Board. I am looking forward to working closely with Siobhan and her team.”

Siobhan Harrington commented: “I am delighted that David has agreed to act as our Chair. As a member of the Whittington Health board he has provided us with helpful and insightful service over the past four years. His considerable experience in senior roles at a number of organisations and as a non-executive director in the public sector will be invaluable as he fills this role for the next few months.”

NHS Improvement has now begun the process to recruit a substantive chair. You can find out more and apply by clicking here.

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