WORKFORCE: Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust has appointed a new finance director direct from the private sector.

Tim Newman was UK finance director at gym chain Fitness First and will join Yeovil as chief finance and commercial officer. He also has experience of procurement and estates.

Trust chief executive Paul Mears said: “Tim not only has an impressive background as an executive director in global companies but also a strong commercial and financial track record.  His skills will be a considerable asset to our organisation and the board is extremely pleased to have attracted a candidate such as Tim to this new post.”

Mr Newman said: “I am thrilled to be joining the trust in early February at such an exciting time in its development, and look forward to learning about the work of the hospital.”