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Norfolk resident appointed as non executive director to NHS Trust Board

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Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers services across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Luton, has appointed new non-executive board directors.

Anna Gill. (6989807)
Anna Gill. (6989807)

Nicola Scrivings, Chair, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust said: “I am delighted to welcome Anna Gill OBE and Councillor Gary Tubb as Non Executive Directors on the Trust Board, both of whom have extensive business and health-related experience and will be an invaluable asset to the Trust.

“I also warmly welcome Judith Glashen who has joined our Board as an Associate Non Executive Director for 12 months on the national NExT Director Scheme which supports people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities to become non-executive directors in the NHS.”

Gary Tubb. (6989809)
Gary Tubb. (6989809)

Commenting on her appointment, Anna said “It is an exciting time to join the Trust given the NHS Long Term Plan’s commitment to invest in community and primary care services. As a former nurse and the mother of a severely disabled young adult, I know the difference that high quality community services – such as those provided by the Trust’s staff - can make to families.”

Gary added: “I am delighted to join a Trust that is so clearly committed to improving the quality of people’s lives on a daily basis. As a Cabinet Member for Central Bedfordshire Council, I applaud the Trust’s commitment to working with partners to develop integrated health and social care services. I look forward to contributing to this ambitious programme of work.”

“I am thrilled to be able to contribute my skills and knowledge as a Registered Nurse, policy developer, and analyst in organisational and leadership development” said Judith. “Bringing the perspective of Black and Minority Ethnic people to the Board table will also help ensure decisions taken reflect the needs of the diverse communities the Trust serves.”

Judith Glashen. (6989811)
Judith Glashen. (6989811)

Anna Gill OBE is a Norfolk resident. She combines her former background as a nurse with many years’ experience working as a parent carer representative at a national level including with the Department of Health and Social Care, and NHS England. Anna is a freelance trainer and policy consultant in the field of Special Education Needs (SEN) and Disability and is an Associate for the Council for Disabled Children. Anna was awarded an OBE in 2012 for services to disabled children and their families

Gary Tubb is an experienced and successful CEO now pursuing an independent portfolio career spanning the private and public sectors, with a passionate interest in education and health. He co-founded Virgin Home, became CEO for BT Home Communications and CEO for Belkin Northern Europe. In addition to his successful executive coaching consultancy, Gary is a Cabinet Member for Central Bedfordshire Council and a Special Advisor for East London NHS Foundation Trust. He lives in Bedfordshire.

Judith Glashen has experience of developing National Leadership and Development Events to gain feedback and address specific health and inclusive leadership challenges. She has experience of initiating Local and Regional Development Networks within higher education and the NHS, working collaboratively with Board Members, Executive Managers and Thought Leaders to influence decision-making processes and culture change. Judith is a resident of Wellingborough.

Anna Gill and Gary Tubb were appointed as Non Executive Directors from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021. Each will receive remuneration of £6,157 per annum. Their appointments were made by NHS Improvement and are subject to the Governance Code for Public Appointments. Anna has not declared any political activity in the last five years. Gary is a member of the Conservative Party and an elected Councillor with Central Bedfordshire Council. NHS Improvement ensures that all appointments to NHS trust boards throughout England are made in a way that is open, transparent and fair to candidates. NHS Improvement routinely publishes information about all the appointment it makes on its website.

Judith Glashen joined the Trust in January 2019 as an Associate Non Executive Director for a period of 12 months as part of NHS Improvement’s NExT Director Scheme. This scheme provides an opportunity for talented people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities to learn about the challenges and opportunities associated with being a non-executive director in the NHS today. Associate Non Executive Director posts are not remunerated.

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