Debbie Wright

Apr 212021
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) is one of the largest NHS teaching hospital trusts in the country, with a national and international profile. We have 11,000 staff of over 100 nationalities, and annual turnover of around £1 billion. Our hospitals – Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie – are at the forefront of the NHS delivering expert care for patients locally, regionally and nationally. Our vibrant teaching community equips and empowers our staff for the future.

We are inviting applications for a Non-Executive Director to join our Board. We are looking for an individual who will bring inspiration, passion and drive to our commitment to be a more diverse and inclusive organisation in which there is genuine equality for all.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience, at senior level, in driving equality, diversity and inclusion, with demonstrable evidence of implementing effective plans and delivering impactful results. Meeting our values of Safe, Kind and Excellent, you will play a key part in driving our diversity and inclusion agenda at Board level. We will consider an individual with relevant experience who is looking at their first NED role.

The appointment will be initially for 3 years with a time commitment of around 2-3 days per month. Remuneration is £14,000 per annum.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is working in partnership with Audeliss for executive search.

For a detailed prospectus and a confidential discussion about the opportunity please contact Louise Gore at Audeliss:
The closing date for applications is 3 May 2021.

Apr 212021
National Express announces Carolyn Flowers to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London –  National Express Group (LON: NEX) to announce the appointment of Carolyn Flowers to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, effective from 1 June 2021. She will also become a member of the Safety & Environment Committee.

“I am delighted to welcome Carolyn to the Board. Carolyn brings significant experience and expertise in the North American transportation industry and I very much look forward to working with her.” said Board Chairman, Sir John Armitt.

About Carolyn Flowers

During her career, Carolyn Flowers has held several significant leadership roles in transportation, in both public and private sectors. She is currently a partner and Managing Principal at InfraStrategies LLC and an independent director on the board of Cubic Corporation. Carolyn also serves on several transportation industry and trade non-profit boards.

Carolyn Flowers was previously SVP, Americas Transit Market at AECOM, a presidential appointee at the US Federal Transit Administration where she worked for two years, CEO/Director of public transit for Charlotte Area Transit Systems, COO for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority responsible for Bus operations and Freeway Service Patrol and she was an independent director on the board of MV Transportation, Inc.

Apr 202021
Inchcape announces Nayantara Bali to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, London –  Inchcape plc (LON: INCH) today announced the appointment of Nayantara Bali to its Board as a Non-Executive Director effective on 27 May 2021. She will also join the Nomination and CSR Committees upon appointment.

“We are delighted to welcome Nayantara to the Inchcape Board. Her wide experience of data-driven marketing to consumers in Asia, combined with her previous experience as a non-executive director, make her a valuable addition to our Board. She is based in Singapore, home to our Asian operations and in itself an important market for Inchcape.” said Boatrd Chairman, Nigel Stein.

About Nayantara Bali

Since 2016, Nayantara Bali has been the co-owner and director of ANV Consulting, a boutique Management Consultancy specializing in leveraging data analytics, Before this, Nayantara was with Procter & Gamble for over 28 years holding several senior regional and global positions based in Singapore, Thailand, and India.

Nayantara is also an independent director of Torrent Pharma, a leading pharmaceuticals company in India, and a non-executive director of Starhub, a major Singapore telecoms company.

About Inchcape

Inchcape plc is the leading independent multi-brand Automotive Distributor and Retailer, operating in 34 markets with a portfolio of the world’s leading car brands. Inchcape has diversified multi-channel revenue streams including the sale of new and used vehicles, parts, services, finance, and insurance. The Group has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1958, is headquartered in London, and employs around 15,000 people.

Apr 202021
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency – 4 Non-Executive Directors

4 Non-Executive Directors - Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Body: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
Appointing Department: Department of Health
Sector: Health
Location: London/Various
Number of Vacancies: 4
Remuneration: The NEDs are remunerated at the standard rate of £7,883 per annum
Time Requirements: 2 to 3 days per month
Closed for Applications: 10/05/2021 at midday

Vacancy Description

Ministers are seeking to make up to four appointments to the board of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

The Agency regulates medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK. It is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care. Recognised globally as an authority in its field, the agency plays a leading role in protecting and improving public health and supports innovation through scientific research and development.

Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) are appointed to provide independent and constructive challenge to enable the Board to achieve its responsibilities. All NEDs must be independent of management and must allocate sufficient time to the Agency Board to discharge their responsibilities effectively. This includes ensuring that high standards of corporate governance are observed at all times and ensuring that the Agency operates in an open, accountable and responsive way.

As a NED, you will:

  • Contribute to the development of the Agency’s strategic direction and strategic objectives, taking into account your own understanding of the external environment that could impact on the achievement of these objectives
  • Contribute to the governance of the Agency by ensuring that independent oversight is maintained on the Agency’s operational effectiveness, patient engagement, risk management, financial efficiency and working relationship with key stakeholders
  • Monitor the overall performance of the Agency and hold the Executive Committee to account for the delivery of the agreed strategic imperatives and business plan objectives
  • Become an active and constructive member of at least one of the three MHRA Board Assurance Committees and take on at least one special interest role so that the board can benefit from independent, specialist expertise built outside the Agency
  • Act as an ambassador for the Agency at all times and help connect the Agency with stakeholders in other organisations when appropriate. Individual NEDs may be asked to represent the Agency in external meetings in some situations, but only with the prior agreement of both the Chair and the Chief Executive
  • Identify any matters that may adversely affect the reputation or public trust in the Agency’s work, through a broad understanding of the wider UK and international environment in which the Agency operates
  • Act as a “critical friend” by providing independent counsel, support and constructive challenge to members of the Executive Committee without straying into the day-to-day management of the organisation.

Person Specification

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.

  • A record of achievement and an ability to operate effectively on the board of a significant national organisation, with the highest standards of personal propriety in relation to governance, accountability and conduct.
  • Demonstrable interest in the work of the MHRA, and particularly in the development of new medical products and the role of regulation in enabling innovation.
  • Excellent communication skills, sound judgement and demonstrable experience of strategic thinking, with the ability to scrutinise and challenge complex proposals constructively.

In addition, candidates should bring specific skills and experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Expertise on Innovative Medicines – 2 NED roles
    • Candidates will have a medical or healthcare qualification and be considered by their peers to have specialist knowledge on the development and/or clinical use of innovative biological medicines, cell and gene therapies and/or companion diagnostics to deliver meaningful patient benefits
  • Expertise on Digital Health and/or Medical Technologies – 2 NED roles
    • Candidates will have a track record of working on the development and clinical application of digital health, artificial intelligence, and/or innovative medical technologies to deliver meaningful patient benefits.

Other skills which would be highly desirable and valued by the Board include experience of innovative clinical trial design and delivery; patient safety, vigilance and risk management; patient involvement and engagement; and use of real-world data.

Additional Information

For full details of the role and for further additional background information, please see the Candidate Information Pack document.

How to Apply

To make an application please email your CV, a supporting letter and a completed Monitoring form to: – please quote ref: VAC-1715 in the subject field.

Applications must be received by midday on 10 May 2021.


This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Apr 202021
Hammerson announces Himanshu Raja to its Board of Directors as CFO

– UK, London –  Hammerson (LON: HMSO) today announced the appointment of Himanshu Raja to its Board of Directors as CFO and Executive Director on 26 April 2021, succeeding James Lenton who gave notice of his resignation in January 2021.

“Himanshu is an experienced CFO who brings a blend of strong financial, strategic and leadership qualities. On behalf of the Board, and all colleagues I look forward to welcoming him to the Company and benefitting from his insight and experience.” said CEO, Rita-Rose Gagné.

About Himanshu Raja

Himanshu Raja holds a law degree (LLB), is a Chartered Accountant, and was most recently CFO at Countrywide, from 2017 until its sale to Connells Ltd in March 2021. Before that, he had served as CFO at G4S plc, Misys plc, and Logica plc. His previous roles have seen Himanshu work across a range of sectors, developing extensive experience in transformation and debt and equity markets.

Himanshu Raja said: “I am excited to be joining Hammerson during this period of unprecedented change in the sector and look forward to supporting Rita-Rose as she leads on the strategic review of the business to create value going forwards”

About Hammerson

Hammerson creates vibrant, continually evolving spaces, in and around thriving European cities, with a focus on flagship retail destinations and premium outlets. As of 31 Dec 2020, our portfolio of high-quality venues had a value of £6.3 billion and included 20 flagship destinations in thriving cities and investments in premium outlet villages through our partnership with Value Retail. Key retail venues include Bullring & Grand Central, Birmingham; Bicester Village, Oxfordshire; Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin; and Les Terrasses du Port, Marseille.

Apr 202021
East Coast Community Healthcare CIC – 3 Non-Executive Directors

3 Non-Executive Directors - East Coast Community Healthcare CIC

Location: East Coast Community Healthcare CIC
Vacancy Description: East Coast Community Healthcare CIC (ECCH)
Time commitment: 2-3 days per month (flexibility of days required)
Remuneration: £8339.40 per annum, plus expenses as required

Background and role focus

East Coast Community Healthcare CIC (ECCH) is a successful and growing social enterprise which delivers community healthcare across areas of Norfolk and Suffolk. We currently have a “Good” rating from the CQC and we have exciting plans for the future.

The Non-Executive Director (NED) role is a key leadership position for the strategic development of ECCH as a Social Enterprise. They will guide the evolution of our CIC, championing the strategic commitments and being a role model for a collaborative culture underpinned by our signature behaviours.

Our NEDs primarily work alongside the Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer, Staff Directors and Executive Directors as members of the ECCH Board and a primary focus is to advise on the development of strategy, oversee governance and ensure the performance of the organisation and its subsidiary companies. They also hold the organisation to its strategic commitments for quality (excelling), growing, people and partnerships, operating as a successful independent social enterprise with a reputation for integrity, strength and resilience.

As a staff-owned organisation, we are passionate about ensuring our employees and shareholders have a voice and involvement in setting the direction of the organisation. We have a strong commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion and our Non-Executive Directors work closely with the Board to promote and facilitate the voice and inclusiveness of our staff, patients and the communities we serve.

What skills do we need?

We are particularly looking for candidates in any of the following fields and whose board level skills and experience will complement those of our team of Executive Directors.

  • Commercial
  • Transformational Change
  • Legal
  • Financial
  • Audit*
  • Clinical
  • Human Resources
  • Organisational Development

*One of the appointed NEDs will fulfil the role of Chair of Audit.

What can you bring?

Because we are an employee- owned company, we particularly value the voice and contribution our employees and workforce give to the organisation. You must be able to demonstrate what this means in practice and how you live our values of Care, Compassion and Innovation.

We have a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and particularly welcome applications from people with a range of diverse backgrounds that can help us role model this approach.

What can we offer you?

In addition to the remuneration package, you will have great opportunities for personal growth and development by working with us.

Although the pandemic has meant a lot more of our colleagues are working mobile and remotely than before, as a community service organisation we have always advocated mobile working and our sites and services have remained open throughout, serving our communities.

Staff working in our services always welcome a personal visit from our board members and leadership team to share their insight, knowledge and experiences.

If you have a passion for transforming lives and a strong track record of delivery at board level in a complex and/or multi-site organisation, we would love to hear from you.

Thank you for your interest in East Coast Community Healthcare CIC

For further details about the role and how to apply, please see:

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rachel Theobald (Executive Assistant to Chair) on 01502 445287 or email to arrange a chat with Tony Osmanski, ECCH’s Chair.

Closing date: 28 April 2021

Apr 202021
LUC – Chair

Chair - LUC

Business / Organisation Name: LUC
Business / Organisation Sector: Private
Business / Organisation Website:
Business / Organisation Type: Private Company
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Paid

About LUC

LUC is an independent environmental planning and assessment, landscape design, geospatial and ecology consultancy, working primarily across the UK but also internationally. The business is a fully employee-owned organisation, with all the shares held via an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). Over the last few years, the company has grown its top and bottom lines, and generated good cash levels, contributing to a healthy balance sheet. LUC has high client satisfaction and has won numerous industry awards.


There is a key requirement to recruit an innovative NED to join the business as a Chair. The NED is the sole Non-Executive Director of the company and chairs the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees. The NED is expected to bring an external, independent perspective to the Board, assist with strategy, help develop the business, including through facilitating new connections, and ensure that risks are suitably managed. The NED is expected to challenge and advise the executive directors, in line with the LUC company values, and help them to reach balanced judgements.

The Role

Core responsibilities will entail:

  • Chair the LUC Executive Board in a Non-Executive capacity and the Board of Trustees.
  • Bring an external facing, independent perspective and advise the Board accordingly.
  • Assist in setting and revising strategy and objectives.
  • Scrutinise the performance of management against the objectives and values of the company.
  • Advise on risk management and internal control frameworks.
  • Advise on systems which support the integrity and quality of management information.
  • Advise on governance arrangements and assist with succession planning, including chairing Appointments Panels.
  • Line management of the Managing Director.
  • Involvement in business development, (working closely with Board and senior team), including presentations at client events or conferences.
  • Facilitate new connections for the business, though providing introductions.

Person Specification

LUC are keen to see innovative NED Chair candidates that are client and people focused. Suitable people for the role will display the following:

  • Successful track records in chairing business committees or Boards.
  • Values driven with a strong environmental ethos.
  • Evidence of improving equality, diversity and inclusion within organisations.
  • Possibly strategic management or business development role experience in a consultancy organisation, perhaps engaged in environmental-related services.
  • Ability to engage constructively with senior management, scrutinise activity positively and successfully motivate people
  • Director of similar-sized company which has undergone sustained growth (Executive or NED).
  • Strategy development, governance, business development and operational experience.
  • Understanding of markets in which LUC operates or wishes to develop and connections.
  • Clear and enthusiastic communicator; verbal and written.
  • Understanding of systems and risk management.
  • Good understanding of management accounts and related management information.
  • Knowledge of reward and motivation mechanisms.

LUC is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from under-represented groups. The business values the differences, needs and contributions a diverse workforce represents, and strives to embed equality, diversity and inclusion in all of the company’s people related activities. It is important that this appointment supports this commitment.


LUC has office locations in London, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester. The NED could be based anywhere in the UK but must be able to travel to the office locations for Board meetings, and occasionally to other locations for special events.

Application Details

If this role is of interest and you have suitable experience, please email your CV to George Woodward from Novo Executive Search who is handling this assignment for us.

Thank You

Closing Date: 19/05/2021
Contact Name: George Woodward
Contact Telephone: 07715894058
Contact Email:

Apr 192021

– UK, London –  Cazoo, the UK’s leading online car retailer, which makes buying your next car as simple and seamless as purchasing any other product online, today announced the appointment of Duncan Tatton-Brown to its Board as a Non-Executive Director, following completion of its business combination with AJAX I (NYSE: AJAX).

Duncan Tatton-Brown will become Senior Independent Director and chair the Audit Committee.

“I am delighted that Duncan will be joining the Cazoo Board once we become listed on the NYSE. His experience in helping to build large consumer-facing businesses over many years will be invaluable as we continue to transform the car buying experience for consumers across the UK and Europe.” said Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE.

Cazoo recently announced it will list on the NYSE through a $7.0 billion business combination with AJAX I, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company founded by renowned US investor Dan Och. The transaction is expected to complete in Q3 this year when Duncan will take up his role on the Cazoo Board.

Other Cazoo Board members following transaction closing will include:

  • Alex Chesterman OBE (Chair & CEO),
  • Stephen Morana (CFO),
  • Dan Och (Non-Executive Director),
  • Viscount Rothermere (Non-Executive Director)
  • David Hobbs (Non-Executive Director).

About Duncan Tatton-Brown

Duncan Tatton-Brown was most recently CFO of Ocado Group Plc from 2012 until 2020 where he remains a Senior Advisor to the Board. Before joining Ocado, he has held the CFO roles at Fitness First Plc, Kingfisher Plc, B&Q Plc, and Virgin Entertainment Group.

He currently serves on the Board of Trainline Plc and was formerly a Non-Executive Director at ZPG Plc and Rentokil Initial Plc.

Duncan Tatton-Brown said, “I am really excited to be joining the Cazoo Board and to be working with Alex and his team. There are some very clear parallels with my other recent experiences and I am looking forward to helping shape Cazoo’s mission to digitally disrupt one of the largest retail markets in Europe, used cars, worth over $700bn annually.”

Duncan holds a master’s degree in Engineering from King’s College, Cambridge.

About Cazoo

Cazoo’s mission is to transform the car-buying experience for consumers across Europe by providing better selection, quality, transparency, convenience, and peace of mind. Cazoo aims to make buying a car no different from any other product online today, where consumers can simply and seamlessly purchase, finance, or subscribe to a car entirely online for either delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours. Cazoo was founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneur Alex Chesterman OBE, has a highly experienced management team, and is backed by some of the leading global technology investors.

Cazoo is pioneering the shift to online car buying in Europe and since being founded in 2018, has sold over 20,000 cars to consumers across the UK who have embraced the selection, transparency, and convenience of buying a quality used cars entirely online.

Cazoo owns and reconditions all its cars before offering them for sale on its website for either delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours. Already the leading online car retailer in the UK, Cazoo is also Europe’s leading car subscription player with over 6,000 subscribers across the UK, France, and Germany.

For more information:

About AJAX

AJAX is a blank check company whose purpose is to effect a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. AJAX was founded by renowned US investor Dan Och in partnership with Glenn Fuhrman and strategic advisors including Steve Ells (founder, Chipotle), Jim McKelvey (co-founder, Square), Kevin Systrom (co-founder, Instagram), and Anne Wojcicki (co-founder, 23andMe).

For more information:

Apr 192021
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust – 2 Non-Executive Directors

2 Non-Executive Directors - The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Location: London
Date Posted: 01/04/2021
Closing Date: 28/04/2021
£13,000 pa – 2 to 3 days/month

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

With 500 staff across a number of sites, we are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health.

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.

As a small specialist provider trust we have a number of roles in the health and care systems, these include:

  • Providing health services to our local population in Camden;
  • Delivering a number of specialist services which can be accessed by any individual across England;
  • Providing education and training in a range of health and care subject areas, some commissioned by Health Education England; and
  • Leading on research and innovation in both formally commissioned studies and locally driven innovation path finding.

We are seeking to appoint two new Non-Executive Directors to join the board.

We are open on the sector and professional background of potential candidates. Across both roles it is likely successful candidates will bring a combination of expertise in commercial or corporate finance, strategy, clinical or education.

Candidates will bring a record of achievement at senior level, whether in the public, private or voluntary sectors; evidence of having influenced change with diverse groups of colleagues or stakeholders; and a track record of adding value at strategic level and contributing to the strategic development of an organisation. Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate commitment to the Trust’s values and the principles of the NHS with an awareness and appreciation and empathy of issues relating to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best Boards are those that are balanced and reflect the communities they serve. We want to increase the diversity of our board and particularly encourage applications from women, people from the local Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, LGBT communities, younger candidates and from people with lived experience of disability, who we know are all under-represented in these important roles.

For more information about this opportunity, please see the candidate brief below containing application instructions, or contact us on 020 7529 6314 quoting the reference 82195.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th April 2021.

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Apr 192021
Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity – Corporate Partnerships Board Member

Corporate Partnerships Board Member - Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

Recruiter: Green Park
Location: London (Greater) (GB)
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 14 Apr 2021
Closes: 12 May 2021
Ref: JS10468
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management
Sector: Not for Profit / Charity
Contract Type: Voluntary / Trustee
Language: English

Trustee and Board Member, Corporate Partnerships Board

Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals, housing the widest range of specialists under one roof.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) became a separate legal entity from the hospital and registered Charity in 1998 and in 2014 was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee.

Today, GOSH Charity supports the Hospital and the seriously ill children from across the UK who are treated there by funding four key areas:

  • Research into pioneering new treatments for children
  • Essential rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital
  • Vital support services for children and their families
  • Life-saving medical equipment

We are at an exciting time as an organisation, about to launch our new five-year Organisation Strategy. Our key priorities are delivering impact, growing and diversifying our income, and working in partnership. A significant deliverable within this Strategy is to support the Hospital with one of the most significant and ambitious redevelopment projects in our history, the Children’s Cancer Centre.

At this critical time we are seeking a new Trustee to join the Board and help us to achieve our ambitions. We are particularly keen to attract an individual who have senior or expert level experience in their field, ideally with significant operational or organisational development experience gained in a complex setting. The new Trustee will also join the Finance and Resources Committee bringing a focus on resources, whether that’s gained from a background in operations, technology or people.

We are also seeking an individual to become a part of The Corporate Partnership Board. This is a volunteer body that plays a vital role helping GOSH Charity achieve its ambitious budgets through securing support from the corporate sector. Members are volunteers whose role is to open their own business networks and make introductions to the Charity, supporting efforts to develop and secure partnerships and activity. Members act individually on specific prospects and collectively under the leadership of the Chair to provide advice and insight.

These are exciting opportunities to be part of a fantastic organisation and are hugely rewarding.

If you have an interest in exploring either role further, please visit our microsite and get in touch with Green Park for further details:

Closing date: Monday 17 May 2021 at 08:00

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