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Su Sayer reappointed to HRCH NHS Trust's board

Photo of the Trust's new non executive director, Su Sayer

Monday 3 October 2016 

NHS Improvement has confirmed the re-appointment of Su Sayer CBE for a further three year term as a non-executive director (NED) of Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH).  

Su Sayer is an experienced and accomplished professional within the charity and healthcare sectors. She co-founded the disability charity United Response in 1973 – serving as its chief executive for 40 years.  Su has also served on the boards of several government bodies and a range of charities including Save the Children and National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), and was chair of Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations for three years. She has been vice chair of Prostate Cancer UK.   

In recognition of Su’s work in helping people with disabilities, Su was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the year 2000; and subsequently a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 2013.   

Stephen Swords, Chairman of Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust said:    

“I am delighted that Su has been re-appointment to our board of directors for a further three year term.  Su’s considerable experience and insight gained within high profile charities has proved to be an invaluable asset for our board and for the trust as a whole.   

“We look forward to working with Su and drawing on her breadth of experience to help us to continue to develop our services over coming years.”   

Su Sayer was initially appointed as a non-executive director for HRCH in October 2013. The re-appointment for a further term takes effect from October 2016 and runs until September 2019.  

The role of non-executive directors includes contributing to the overall strategy of the trust, scrutinising performance and making sure that financial controls, governance and assurance systems across the organisation are robust and transparent.   

The appointment was made by the NHS Improvement, the organisation 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. Su Sayer is entitled to receive remuneration of £6,157 per annum, and her term ends in September 2019. Su has no declared political activity during this period.