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Community NHS trust appoints new non-executive director

Mal Patel

Monday 15 October 2014 

The NHS Trust Development Agency (TDA) has appointed Mr Mal Patel as a new non-executive director at Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust. 

Mr Patel lives in the London Borough of Hillingdon and is an accomplished senior executive with over 25 years of professional experience and a decade of operating and advising at board level in complex organisations across a range of industry sectors. 

Having initially completed an MA in Medical Sciences at Cambridge University, Mr Patel qualified as a chartered accountant and embarked on a career within the financial and commercial sectors. He is currently Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Development at TalkTalk PLC; while previous roles include Consultant and Partner at Tulchan Communications, Senior Director and Equity Research Analyst at Kleinwort Benson, HSBC and Merrill Lynch; and M&A Executive at Rothschild & Sons. 

Stephen Swords, chairman of Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust said: “I am delighted to welcome Mal to our trust board of directors. He brings a wealth of board level advisory experience and commercial expertise in areas such as financial analysis, group strategy and business development – which enable him to make significant contribution to our delivery of the best possible healthcare to the local community we serve.” 

Mr Patel said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the trust board and look forward to assisting the executives as they deliver their operational and strategic plan for community healthcare in Hounslow and Richmond.” 

The post carries a remuneration of £6157 per annum and Mr Patel will serve as a Non-Executive Director between13 October 2014 and 12 October 2017. 

The appointment was made by the NHS Trust Development Authority, which is 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.