WORKFORCE: A new chair and deputy chief executive have been appointed at Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust.

Peter Wyman took over as trust chair on April 1. A Somerset resident Mr Wyman is currently chair of the Somerset Community Foundation and treasurer and member of Council of the University of Bath.

Prior to this, his career has included senior posts such as president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and deputy chair of the Financial Reporting Council.

He was also a senior partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers and was an international adviser to large commercial organisations and governments. He was awarded a CBE for services to the accountancy profession in 2006.

Director of finance Libby Walters has been appointed as deputy chief executive.