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Foundation Trust announces Non Executive Director Appointment

lynne snowballCounty Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of a new non-executive director.

Lynne Snowball joins the Trust Board this month. She is a qualified accountant and brings extensive experience at a senior management level in the public sector. She held a senior management role with the Audit Commission and, as District Auditor in the North East, worked with a number of public sector organisations. Ms Snowball also currently serves in a non-executive role with the Office of the Children's Commissioner.

Lynne Snowball joins the Trust Board after the organisation's longest standing non-executive Director, Kathryn Larkin-Bramley, stood down.

Mrs Larkin-Bramley has served on the Board of the Foundation Trust, and predecessor acute trust for nine years, and has therefore served the maximum term of office recognised as "best practice" for board membership.

Lynne Snowball has been appointed for a period of three years until 2015. She said: "I am delighted to be joining an organisation with a track record of success. I look forward to working with fellow Board members to contribute to and build upon this success to achieve the highest standards of health care for the local communities."

Every NHS foundation trust is required to have a majority of non-executive directors on its board.  They are appointed by a trust's governing council from the local community to help the board work in the public interest.

Mr Tony Waites, Chairman of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust said: "We are pleased to welcome Lynne to the Trust Board. With her management experience and different fields of expertise I am confident she will make a valuable contribution to the Board's discussions and decisions." 
All non-executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. Ms Snowball has not declared any political activity.

Non-executive directors for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust receive a remuneration of £13,953 per annum.

Published: 14 September 2012

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