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Non-exec reappointed

12 October 2009

Mr Andrew Fane has been reappointed as a non-executive director of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust.  He will serve until 30th April 2011.

Andrew Fane is a company director, with a long history of service to the hospital and its charity.  He served for 11 years on the hospital’s Special Trustees and was their Chair from1999 to 2006.  He has been a governor of the hospital school since 1995, and Chair since 2000, and is trustee of a number of other charities associated with the hospital and its research partner, the UCL Institute of Child Health.  He is also a Trustee of nearby Coram and of the Foundling Museum.

On the Trust Board Mr Fane currently chairs the clinical governance and remuneration committees, and is a member and former Chair of the audit committee.

The post as non-executive director was filled in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments code of practice, and carries a remuneration of £6096 p.a.

Trust Chair Baroness Blackstone said
 “I am delighted that we will continue to benefit from Andrew’s experience and rigour.  He brings great enthusiasm for fundraising and our redevelopment, and  a keen eye for all financial and performance implications.  He will continue to be a great asset to the Board.

His reappointment gives us important continuity and support as we progress our foundation trust application in the year ahead.”

All non executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.  However in accordance with the Nolan guidelines there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity to be declared.  Mr Fane has declared no political activity.

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Notes to editors

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust is the country’s leading centre for treating sick children, with the widest range of specialists under one roof.

With the UCL Institute of Child Health, we are the largest centre for paediatric research outside the US and play a key role in training children’s health specialists for the future.

Our charity needs to raise £50 million every year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, buy vital equipment and fund pioneering research. With your help we provide world class care to our very ill children and their families.