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NHS trust appoints new Non Executive Director, Mary Basterfield

Mary Basterfield, Non-Executive Director

Friday 1 August 2014 

The NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA) has confirmed the appointment of Mary Basterfield as a new Non-Executive Director at Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust. 

Mary is a qualified accountant and experienced finance professional. She is currently Chief Financial Officer of Hotels.com - part of Expedia Inc. - where she plays a key role in business strategy. Previous roles include Chief Financial Officer, Europe at Warner Music International, and Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Sony Music. 

Chairman, Stephen Swords, said: “I am pleased to welcome Mary as a Non-Executive Director on our Board of Directors. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience gained at the highest level within the private sector which will be a huge asset to the trust. We are looking forward to having Mary on board.”

On her appointment to the role, Mary said: “I am delighted to be joining the Board of Directors and look forward to working with the trust as it further enhances the care and services for the local community.”

The post carried a remuneration of £6157 per annum and Mary will serve as a Non-Executive Director between 1 August 2014 to 31 July 2017.

The appointment was made by the NHS Trust Development Authority, who are responsible for appointing all chairs and non-executives to NHS trusts throughout England.  All appointments are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments and made following an open competition based on merit, in a way that is open, transparent and fair to all applicants.