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Non-Executive Director appointed at county hospitals

21 December 2017

A new Non-Executive Director has been appointed at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Steve Williams is a finance professional with extensive experience in financial and operational management, mainly within professional services and IT, working both at Board and senior partner level as well as hands-on roles.

Having joined the Trust as Associate Non-Executive Director in November, Steve has been appointed as one of our full Non-Executive Directors from January 1, 2018. Steve will be an integral member of the Board team, comprising executive and non-executive roles, and attending Board and key committee meetings, including the Audit and Assurance Committee.

Steve, who lives in Malvern, is a qualified chartered accountant with experience of strategic development, financial management and operational management for a number of large, complex companies. His previous roles have included Director of Finance for Price Waterhouse Management Consultants with responsibility for all European operations; Finance Director for Atos UK; and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Maples and Calder, an international law and financial services organisation.

Steve has also holds a number of voluntary roles. He is currently a governor at Warwickshire College Group, as well as volunteer for the charity Sported, acting as mentor and adviser to organisations involved in providing sport for development to disadvantaged young people. He is also director of InUnity – a not-for-profit organisation which seeks to engage with and empower disadvantaged young people.

Caragh Merrick, Chair of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “I am delighted to announce Steve’s appointment. I know that he will bring invaluable experience and insight to the Board and my colleagues and I are looking forward to working with him.”

Mr Williams’ term of office runs from 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2020 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per year.