Two new appointments to hospital trust's board of directors

David PriceUniversity Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has announced two new non-executive appointments to its board of directors.

Dr David Price, a former chief executive of aerospace and defence company Chemring Group PLC, began a three-year term on the Trust Board last month, while Dr Mike Sadler, a former GP and consultant in public health medicine, will take up his post in September.

Dr Price has vast experience in the electronics, aerospace, defence and marine industries and has held non-executive roles in the communications, chemical and railway industries. 

In addition to serving as chief executive of Chemring from 2005 to 2012, he spent five years as managing director for the naval marine business of Rolls-Royce. 

He has also been a member of council at the University of Southampton since 2010 and is currently chairman of a number of high technology companies.

Mike SadlerDr Sadler, who joins from the position of clinical non-executive director at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, has a long history in health services and was a GP in Hampshire for seven years before moving into public health medicine as a consultant with Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority.

Following two years as deputy director of public health, he moved on to take up a series of leadership roles with large public and private organisations, including chief operating officer (COO) at NHS Direct and medical director and COO at Serco Health.

In his most recent full-time position, Dr Sadler was executive director of health and social care commissioning at West Sussex County Council.

They replace Nick Marsden, who is now chair of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, and Gareth Davies, who will retire following completion of his third term as a non-executive director at UHS on 31 August 2014. 

John Trewby, chair of UHS, said: “Mike and David bring a wealth of health, science and business experience to our organisation and we are delighted to be able to call on their clinical and industrial expertise as part of our board of directors.

“I would also like to thank Nick and Gareth for their work with us. Both of them displayed great passion and commitment in their roles with UHS and their experience offered us a great insight into the fields of engineering, customer service and charity.”

All non-executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. 

However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees' political activity (if any declared) to be made public. Dr Sadler and Dr Price hold no other ministerial appointments and are not involved in any political activity. 

Their appointments have been made in accordance with the recruitment process for non-executive directors and chair, which was approved by the governors’ nomination committee on 20 October 2011 and endorsed by full Council of Governors on 1 December 2011. 

They will each receive a non-executive director remuneration of £10,000 to £15,000 per year.

Posted on Wednesday 13 August 2014