Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust Board has four new appointments


The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has announced four new additions to its Board.


Jules Preston MBE, Chairman of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Louise Scott, Prew Lumley, Charlotte Sweeney and Dr David Hicks to the Board.


“They bring a wealth of skills and experience that will be a real asset to the Trust. I look forward to working with them in leading and developing the strategic direction to ensure we have the best possible services for our patient now and in the future.”


Louise Scott

Louise Scott The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust Board

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has appointed Louise Scott from March 1 2013 until February 28 2017. She brings experience of providing advice and support to people from a wide range of backgrounds with a career in company and commercial law spanning more than 25 years.


Her latest position was head of the legal department of Croda International Plc, a FTSE 100 global speciality chemical company with more than 3,000 staff and a turnover of £1billion.


Added to her legal work, Louise is a registered volunteer for ShelterBox, an international disaster relief charity that provides emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide.


Prew Lumley

Prew Lumley the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Board

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has appointedPrew Lumley has to the Board from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2015.


 She is partner at leading law firm Squire Sanders (formerly Hammonds) specialising in Commercial Property.


An active member of Leeds Chamber of Commerce, in the year 2010/11 she sat on the Strategic Housing and Land Availability Assessment Committee for Leeds and has recently been appointed to the Leeds Chamber of Commerce Economic and Retail Infrastructure Committee. She is also involved in the Squire Sanders charitable committee and is a member of the Squire Sanders Social Committee.


Charlotte Sweeney

Charlotte Sweeney The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Board

The NHS TDA has appointed Charlotte Sweeney to the Board from 1 May 2013 to 30 April 2016.


Charlotte has worked at a strategic HR and development level for more than 15 years, reporting to the CEO and Boards at a number of global, blue chip financial services firms. She is a leading expert in equality, diversity and inclusion and has advised a number of Government bodies on their strategies and focus.


She is the founder and director of Charlotte Sweeney Associates, a consultancy firm which offers advice to organisations on effective change management strategy, including diversity, wellbeing, inclusion and employee engagement.


She is currently Leadership Group Member of Employers for Careers Executive Committee and President of European Professional Women’s Network in London. In addition, she is an Equalities Advisory Board Member (external) of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and an Advisory Board Member for Women on Boards UK, a Non-executive Director with responsibility for Diversity & Inclusion for the City HR Association and a Co-opted Trustee for the Equality and Diversity Forum.


Dr David Hicks

Dr David Hicks The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Board

Dr David Hicks was appointed as Associate Non-executive Director onto the Board by the Trust in March and his appointment will run until February 2015.


Holding a passion for patient safety and the patient experience, Dr Hicks also acts as an Inspector for the CQC, giving him an insight into the importance of how organisations appear from the perspective of the general public.


In a previous role, Dr Hicks has been Medical Director at Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust, where he was also Acting Chief Executive for 12 months. Having sat on other NHS Trust boards, he is well aware of how crucial they are to organisations. He believes the Trust has great potential and aims to support its work, challenging where necessary, and to ensure the Trust serves patients in the best possible way.



Notes to Editors


Non-executive Directors work alongside Executive Directors as an equal member of the Board. They share responsibility with the other directors for the decisions made by the Board and for the success of the organisation in leading the local improvement of healthcare services.


For further information, please contact Ruth Peterson, Senior Communications Officer, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, on 01924 543650 ruth.peterson@midyorks.nhs.uk or Steve Gladwin on 0207 932 1967 s.gladwin@nhs.net.


An independent organisation, the NHS TDA will work closely with other important national bodies such as the NHS Commissioning Board, the Care Quality Commission and Monitor, to help to ensure they play an important role in providing broader health system leadership to deliver sustainable, high quality care.


The NHS TDA brings together a number of functions previously carried out within the Department of Health, Strategic Health Authorities and by the Appointments Commission. It has the core objective of supporting NHS trusts and ensuring that services to patients are of the highest possible quality, including:


  • assurance of clinical quality, governance and risk in NHS trusts;
  • appointments to NHS trusts e.g. of chairs and non-executive members and trustees for NHS charities where the Secretary of State has a power to appoint
  • performance management of NHS trusts;
  • management of the FT pipeline.



Associate Non-executive Directors are appointed by the Trust. They are chosen specifically for their expertise and background and do not vote on Trust matters.


They will each receive an annual remuneration of £6,096.