County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
is pleased to announce the appointment of a new non-executive
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,
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
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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