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Three New Non-executive Directors Appointed

We are pleased to announce the appointments of three new Non-executive Directors. Each has been asked to serve a term from 10th November 2008 to 9th November 2012. The appointments have been made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA) Code of Practice. 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. Any declarations are detailed below. Each Non-executive Director will receive £6,005 pa. The appointments are: Lady Rhona Bradley has a background in public sector criminal justice and social care. She has held a director level role in Children’s services at Stoke on Trent City Council and is experienced in strategic and financial planning, risk and performance management. She is currently Chief Executive of a leading North West third sector organisation and charity. She has previously been an elected member of Manchester City Council and Non-executive Director of Manchester Airport Group and Manchester Ship Canal Company. She was previously Chair of Local Children’s Safeguarding Board and the Children’s and Young People’s Strategic Partnership Board (both in Stoke in Trent). She is particularly interested in community engagement. Declared political activity in the last five years: Spoken on behalf of the Labour Party or Labour candidate. Canvassed on behalf of the Labour Party or helped at elections. Undertaken any other political activity on behalf of the Labour Party which she feels relevant. Other ministerial appointments held – None Declared. Stephen Mole is a Chartered Management Accountant with significant experience at operational and strategic levels as a finance director with multi-national organisations. He has a track record of capital re-organisation, business restructuring, risk management, audit and corporate governance. He has held Finance Manager roles for Unilever and ICI/Zeneca. He is currently Group Finance Director for Filtronic PLC. He is particularly interested in Finance and Commerce. Declared political activity in the last five years: Undertaken any other political activity on behalf of the Liberal Democrat Party which he feels relevant. Other ministerial appointments held – None Declared. Brenda Smith is a media business executive with a professional commercial background and experience in a FTSE100 company at executive level. She has significant experience in stakeholder engagement; corporate and public affairs; diversity, regulatory compliance and has been instrumental in developing joint ventures. She has previously been Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Granada Television Ltd and more recently President EMEA for Accent Media Group (global media company). She is currently a Board member of the North West Development Agency, Chairman of the North West Marketing Forum and member of the Finance Committee of the University of Manchester. She is particularly interested in Business and Marketing. Declared political activity in the last five years: None Other ministerial appointments held – North West Development Agency, Board member, 2002-Dec 2008 c£8,400, appointed by the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform. Trust Chairman Peter Mount welcomes the new Non-executive Directors to the Board, he says: “On behalf of the Trust Board I would like to welcome our new members. These new Non-executive Directors have joined the organisation at a very exciting time with our Foundation Trust application underway and the completion of our new hospitals due next Summer.”