NHS Property Services (NHSPS) have appointed four new non-executive directors, to strengthen the breadth of expertise across its board. NHSPS aim to help shape their strategy through the new positions, enabling high quality patient care to continue.
Each of the new non-executive directors bring a range of experience with them, from managing NHS hospital trusts to leading diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Nick Moberly and Adrian Belton will join the board, following previous roles in the executive teams at NHS trusts. Mark Lomas will take on the role of non-executive director of People, Culture and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), while Caroline Wehrle will become the non-executive director of Audit and Governance.
Jane Hamilton, Chair of NHSPS, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of four new non-executive directors to the organisation.
“As the NHS transforms to meet the needs of patients post pandemic, we also need to continue to play our part in helping our colleagues ensure the NHS is fit for purpose, now and in the future; I have no doubt that our new non-executive directors will help us to achieve this.
“Building a strong culture of diversity and inclusion is also incredibly important to us at NHSPS, and we are proud to be broadening our leadership and experience across this area within the organisation.”
Mr Moberly and Mr Belton come with an impressive portfolio of positions in the NHS, which will now help support the board’s expertise across the health service.
Mr Moberly started his career in the NHS in 2003 as the CEO of the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS FT for nine years. Mr Belton was previously the chair at Stockport NHS FT, where he assisted in the trust’s transformation, and oversaw its organisational turnaround.
Mr Lomas and Ms Wehrle also have extensive expertise they can bring to their new roles at NHSPS.
In 2019 Mr Lomas received the Head of Diversity of the Year award at the Inclusive Companies Excellence Awards and was named in the Top 20 D&I Powerlist in People Magazine in 2020.
Ms Wehrle is the former Global Head of Risk and Compliance at Diageo plc, with a variety of experience in risk management, compliance and ethics, finance, audit, and pensions.
When it comes to the wider board across NHSPS, Jane Kennedy’s term ended in July after three years, while David Godden extended his term on the board for 18 months.