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NHS Supply Chain bolsters leadership and financial expertise

NHS Supply Chain has appointed two new non-executive directors (NEDs) to its management function with immediate effect.

NHS Supply Chain say Rommel Pereira – one of the NEDs appointed – is a highly experienced finance director with a career that boasts time at the Bank of England as a finance director, and current roles which include NED roles at Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Speaking on his appointment, Pereira said: “I’m fascinated by the NHS so am really excited about my new role. I can see there is so much continued value NHS Supply Chain can deliver for the NHS in the context of emerging ICSs.”

Mark Swyny – the second NED appointment – has three decades of leadership experience across the finance sector. He is currently NED at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

Swyny said: “The role feels perfect for me, bringing together my 30 year commercial career, 15 years in procurement and supply chain now combined with my non-executive experience in the NHS. I’m looking forward to getting started.”

The two new faces will join NHS Supply Chain’s management function, Supply Chain Coordination Limited, and will follow the recent appointment of Heather Tierney-Moore as Chair of the Board.

Reflecting on the two new appointments, Tierney-Moore said: “I’m delighted to welcome Rommel and Mark. They are fantastic appointments to our board to strengthen NHS Supply Chain’s financial and commercial expertise and complement our existing skill set.

“Their current NED roles on NHS trust boards also reflect our emphasis on continuing to put the perspectives of NHS trusts front and centre of everything we do to support the NHS. The expansion of the SCCL board ensures we have the expertise in place to support the delivery of our ambitious strategy and reflects the growth of NHS Supply Chain.”

Pereira and Swyny join existing directors Rob Houghton and Heather Benjamin.

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