Three new non- executive directors appointed
Three new non-executive directors have been appointed to The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust.
Shelagh Szulc, John Rhys and Ketan Varia bring to the Trust a wide range of experience and expertise from the private and public sector. They replace non-executive directors Sally Kirkwood, Marvelle Brown and Yashwant Patel.
Shelagh Szulc has lived in Harrow and Brent for more than 16 years. She has two teenage children at local schools and is a governor at Sacred Heart Language College, Harrow and St Joan of Arc, Rickmansworth. She began her working life in teaching and the civil service, joining Brent Council's education department in 1984 to pursue a career in human resources (HR). She has been a Fellow of the CIPD since 1996 and has worked for various London Boroughs, including several years as Head of HR in Brent. Since 2000 Shelagh has worked part time as a recruitment/HR consultant for PwC and Veredus and also as a freelance consultant for a variety of organisations including the Audit Commission. She also holds a public appointment as Lay Interviewer for Judicial Appointments Commission for which she receives a daily rate of £170.
Dr John Rhys is a mathematician and economist by background and gained his PhD from the London School of Economics. After working both in the City and for public utilities, he joined NERA, a major economics consulting firm specialising in public sector and economic regulation issues, including health, becoming Managing Director from 1997 to 2004. He is also a Visiting Fellow at Sussex University, and has a research interest in energy policy and climate change issues. John is currently participating as a trekking volunteer in the 2007 Xtreme Everest research project organised by University College London Centre for Aviation, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE), part of a research programme on hypoxia and human performance at extreme altitude aimed at improving the care of critically ill and other patients. He has lived in Ealing since 1967, and has three grown-up children.
Ketan Varia has 17 years experience of business process leadership and management consultancy. Ketan managed several operations functions in the manufacturing industry, before joining Ernst & Young as a management consultant. During his time as a consultant, he has worked with a range of international businesses specialising in change management. Since 2004 he has been an independent consultant. He studied for a bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath and was also awarded an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Systems at Brunel University . Ketan is a mentor for the Prince’s Trust and a non-executive with a community charity. He lives in Edgware and is an active cricketer.
Ketan Varia and Dr John Rhys do not have any ministerial appointments. All three non-executive directors have declared that they have not participated in any political activity in the last five years
Each non-executive director receives an annual remuneration of £5,800 and will serve for a period of four years starting in December this year.
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 appointees political activity (if any declared) to be made public.
All appointments were made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA).