East London Foundation Trust has appointed a new non-executive director.

Robert Taylor has a financial services background and has also sat at board level on arts organisations.

He is currently chair of the Whitechapel Gallery and chair of the University for Creative Arts.

Trust chair Marie Gabriel said: “Robert is joining a well-respected trust that is truly ambitious for its service users and staff and which is clearly dedicated to working with them to provide the very best health and community care services.

“I know that Robert’s international experience and his obvious enthusiasm will be a great asset to the board.”