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Sue Lees appointed as Acting Vice Chair of NELFT | News and events

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Sue Lees appointed as Acting Vice Chair of NELFT

We are delighted to announce that Sue Lees has been appointed as Acting Vice Chair of our NELFT Board. Sue takes up the position from Sultan Taylor, who is currently our Acting Chair. The recommendation was made by the Nominations Committee and ratified by our Council of Governors.

Sue has been a Non-Executive Director (NED) here at NELFT since August 2019. She is also a NED at Barking Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, one of our local partner trusts. She is a qualified chartered accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors, including periods working within the NHS and local government. She has led large capital programmes, including the delivery of a number of new healthcare facilities within Barking, Dagenham, Havering and Brentwood, as well as leading a number of back-office services in local government, including ICT.

Sue currently chairs the Audit and Risk Committee for the Trust, is a member of the Finance and Investment Committee, and is the NED champion for the Barking and Dagenham locality, which is where she was born and brought up.

Sultan Taylor, Acting Chair, said,

“I am really pleased that Sue is stepping into the role of Vice Chair on an acting basis. She has a wealth of experience and expertise and always puts our colleagues and patients at the heart of what she does.”

Sue Lees, Acting Vice Chair, said,

“I am privileged to take on the role as Acting Vice Chair and would like to thank our Council of Governors and our Trust Board for their support and encouragement. I am committed to supporting NELFT to deliver the best care by the best people and I am looking forward to working in this slightly different role on the Board to ensure we are delivering the very best for our local communities.”