NEW directors have been appointed to the board of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, bringing experience from a host of different fields.
Following the retirement of non-executive directors John Matthews and Peter Taylor, and the departure of executive director Felicity Greene, two new members have joined the team.
Katie Gray, formerly of the world's largest container shipping company Maersk Line, has taken on the new role of executive director of transformation and integration, and will help the trust achieve its strategy.
Chartered accountant Lizzie Peers, who is also a University of Portsmouth lecturer and treasurer and trustee of a children's charity, has joined as a non-executive financial adviser to the trust board.
Chief executive Karen Baker said: "Katie brings with her a wealth of experience from the commercial sector, which will give us an invaluable, fresh perspective on our organisation and new ideas on how we can continue to work towards our overall vision of Quality Care, Everyone, Every Time."
After joining in 2013, designate non-executive directors David King, a former director of Intel Europe, Middle East and Africa and UKSA trustee, and Jane Tabor, a non-executive director with First Wessex Housing Association and Loughborough University, also moved into full non-executive director roles for the board.
Trust chairman Danny Fisher said: "Our three new non-executive directors bring a great deal of experience from the pharmaceutical and information technology sectors. There will be significant change in the NHS both nationally and locally over the next ten years and our new non-executive directors are ideally placed to support us as we move towards becoming an NHS Foundation Trust."