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Appointment of chair at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Thursday, February 16, 2017

NHS Improvement has appointed Dusty Amroliwala OBE as chair of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. Mr Amroliwala will take up the post on Monday 20 February 2017.

NHS Improvement’s Executive Regional Managing Director for London, Steve Russell, said:

“I am pleased that we have been able to appoint Dusty to this important role. He has a strong track record in leadership and I am confident his unique combination of skills and experience will support the leadership team at the trust in moving forward at the pace required over the coming year.

“The trust faces a number of challenges in the coming months and Dusty’s appointment is a key element of the support that NHS Improvement is providing to the organisation over this period.”

This appointment has been made without open competition, following consultation with the Commissioner for Public Appointments, and is for a period of 12 months.

In his role at the trust, Mr Amroliwala will work with colleagues, NHS Improvement and other partners to develop a blueprint for the future that will secure financial and clinical sustainability of the services it provides.

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust’s chief executive, Libby McManus, said:

“We are delighted Dusty is joining us as chair of the board and we look forward to working together to continue to improve the services we provide for our patients, the local community we serve and the hardworking staff who work and train here.”

Dusty Amroliwala has been a non-executive director of Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust since September 2014 and is chair of its Quality and Safety and its Remuneration Committees. He spent over 25 years of his professional career in the Royal Air Force, rising to the rank of Air Commodore.

He joined the civil service in 2006, where he held a number of roles in different departments, most recently as Director of the Civil Service Workforce with the Cabinet Office for the three years to 2011.

Dusty is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer of the University of East London. His other public service roles include chairman of the trustees of the London Design and Engineering College, trustee of Combat Stress (the service veterans’ mental health charity) and serving as lay member of the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office.