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Right Arrow Trust welcomes new Non-executive to the Board
05 November 2007 at 14:28

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is pleased to welcome a new face to its Trust Board. Helen Thompson, from Lathom, joined the Trust as a Non-executive Director on 1 November 2007, she has been appointed for a term of four years.

As a Hospital Trust providing comprehensive acute care to the 240,000 or so population of Sefton and West Lancashire, we are obliged by law to have a Trust Board that includes a Chair and five Non-executive Directors. Mrs Thompson was appointed, following the resignation of Les Byrom who had served as a Non-executive Director for eight years, in accordance with the Commission for Public Appointments’ Code of Practice.

Originally from Eccleston, St Helens, Helen studied Pharmacology at Manchester University before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Lathams Accountancy firm in 1986. She has nineteen years experience in accountancy, corporate finance and financial management with Lathams and then with Lex Multipart Ltd where she was appointed Group Finance Director in January 1997. She is currently on a career break looking after her two young children, a 5 year old daughter and a 30 month old son. She lives in Lathom with her husband and young family.

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 appointee’s political activity (if any) to be made public: Mrs Thompson has not declared any. Similarly, details of any other Ministerial appointments held are to be declared, but again Mrs Thompson holds none. She will be paid a remuneration of £5,875 per annum.

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.
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