3 March 2016

New appointment to our Trust Board

Jackie Churchward-Cardiff has been appointed to our Trust Board, as a Non-Executive Director.

Jackie had previously been a designate Non-Executive Director and replaces Charles Ellis on the board who stepped down at the end of January.

Jackie Churchward-Cardiff, Non-Executive Director

Jackie Churchward-Cardiff, Non-Executive Director

David Clayton-Smith, Chairman of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust said: “I am delighted to welcome Jackie Churchward-Cardiff to the board. Her past experience will enable her to make a very valuable contribution to the Trust Board as we work toward East Sussex Healthcare coming out of special measures. There isn’t going to be an easy or a quick fix to the challenges the Trust faces but I am confident that we can build a sustainable future that delivers improvements for patients in East Sussex.”

Jackie Churchward-Cardiff has extensive experience of healthcare having worked in both the private and public sector. She lives in Mayfield and was a qualified nurse. Jackie worked in the NHS for 22 years with her last position being Director of Operations at Barts and Royal London NHS Trust. She is strongly committed to providing safe and effective services and currently works for her own healthcare consultancy company.

Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by the NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA) are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Jackie Churchward-Cardiff has been appointed from 1st March 2016 to 29th February 2020. She is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum and has no declared political activity in the last five years.