WORKFORCE: The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital has appointed Bryan Jackson as its chair.

Mr Jackson will serve a three year term of office.

He has a background as an executive in the motor industry, both at Ford and finally as managing director of Toyota Motor Manufacturing in the UK.

Since retiring from that role he has run his own business and developed a portfolio of non-executive roles including chairing the Wesleyan Assurance Society, and being deputy chairman of Unipart Manufacturing.

He has previously chaired the East Midlands Development Agency.

Alan Last, lead governor and chair of the appointment panel, said “Bryan stood out as the candidate with the greatest depth and strength to support the trust in what we know will be a critical period for its future.

“His credibility, connections and experience equip him for every type of interface we have as a trust and we feel privileged that he has chosen to accept the role.”