WORKFORCE: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of three new non-executive directors with significant business experience.

Jeremy Loyd, Sir John Baker, and Sir Geoffrey Mulcahy have been serving as non-executive designates since December 2010 and have now joined the trust board as full NEDs.

Trust chair Professor Sir Christopher Edwards said: “I am delighted that we have been able to attract three outstanding individuals as non-executive directors.

“They bring a wealth of talent and experience to the board which will be invaluable as we face the major challenges which lie ahead for the NHS.

“In particular they bring a customer orientated focus which will be vital if we are to deliver the personalised medicine that patients expect and modern science allows us to deliver,” he said.

Two of the trust’s longest-serving non-executive directors, Charles Wilson (appointed in September 2000) and Andrew Havery (appointed in November 2003) are stepping down.

Jeremy Loyd is currently a non-executive director of UCL Cancer Institute Research Trust and the Marine Management Organisation. He was formerly director and general manager of Carlton Television and managing director of Capital Radio.

Sir John Baker is currently chair of Renewable Energy Holdings. He spent 10 years as a senior civil servant, followed by 10 years leading an urban regeneration and social housing agency. He was chief executive and then chairman of National Power PLC from 1989 to 1997 and from 1995 to 1998 he was chair of the World Energy Council.

Sir Geoffrey Mulcahy is chair of Javelin Group (a retail consultancy), a trustee of CCCS (a debt counselling charity) and an operating partner of GLP (an investment adviser).

Until 2002 he was chief executive of Kingfisher, a retail business operating in 14 countries with brands including B&Q, Comet, Superdrug, and Woolworths.