26 June 2013

Sheffield Hospital Trust appoints new Non-Executive Directors

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Annette Laban and Martin Temple CBE as Non-Executive Directors.

Annette has more than 35 years’ experience working within the NHS and local government in senior positions and throughout her career she has been responsible for overseeing many innovations which have directly impacted on frontline NHS care. Her past roles have included, Chief Executive for NHS Doncaster, Director of Performance & Operations at NHS North of England – Strategic Health Authority and Executive Director of Performance & Delivery at NHS Yorkshire & the Humber.

Annette said:”‘I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on the Board and all the staff during this time of rapid change in the NHS. I hope that my experience and personal passion for the NHS will enable me to make a significant contribution to the continuing success and improvement of acute and community healthcare services in Sheffield.”

Martin Temple CBE was the Director-General and is now the Chairman of EEF. He was also a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of The 600 Group up and he is the Chairman of the Design Council. Martin is on the Council of the University of Warwick as well as the Board of Warwick University Business School and he currently sits on the Catapult Oversight Board.

Martin was previously Vice President of Avesta-Sheffield AB, a major producer of stainless steel. He has served on the boards of a wide range of companies around the world. He has extensive experience covering senior roles in production, marketing, operations and strategy in an international context.

Commenting on his appointment Martin said: “I’m proud to have been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and I will work hard to make sure that compassionate high quality care continues to be our priority. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has an excellent reputation as a leading NHS healthcare provider and it employs some of the best staff in the NHS. There is an exciting future ahead and I am looking forward to being able to play a part in helping shape it for the benefit of our patients.”

Welcoming Annette and Martin to the Trust Board, Chairman Tony Pedder OBE said: "I am delighted that we have been able to appoint such high-caliber candidates to our Non-Executive vacancies. Annette and Martin bring a wealth of experience that will be invaluable to us as we continue to ensure we provide the highest quality care to our patients, lead the way in health research and innovation and support our staff to be the best they can be. Their experience of health and other – private and public – sectors, combined with their knowledge of the local area, will complement the rest of the Board and bring a fresh perspective to the work we do.”

Both new Non-Executive Directors were appointed after open advertisement and the recruitment process was led by Trust Governors. The appointment is effective from 1 July, 2013 for a period of three years and attracts a remuneration of £15,500per annum.

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