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Right Arrow Trust welcomes new Non-executive Director to the Board
27 May 2009 at 11:02
Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is pleased to welcome a new face to its Trust Board. Jane Daly has joined the Trust as a Non-executive Director for a period of four years.

As a Hospital Trust providing comprehensive acute care to the 240,000 or so population of Sefton and West Lancashire, we are obliged by law to have a Trust Board which includes a Chair and five Non-executive Directors. Mrs Daly joins the Board following the end of Miss Christine Aitken’s second term of office. She was appointed in accordance with the Commission for Public Appointments’ Code of Practice.

Mrs Daly has recently taken early retirement as the Group Editor of Trinity Mirror Merseyside where she held editorial responsibility for three series of weekly newspapers, Mediamix (which includes the Southport Visiter, Ormskirk Advertiser, Skelmersdale Advertiser, Formby Times, Crosby Herald, Bootle Times, and Maghull Star), the Wirral News Group and Liverpool Weekly News Group. She has had 25 years experience as a local newspaper editor in Sefton, the past eight years as editor of the Southport Visiter and Midweek Visiter. She was the first woman chairman of the Guild of British Newspaper Editors (now Society of Editors) NW region in 1994 and in the same year was the recipient of the Greenslade Bursary Award which saw her represent the UK to address the annual conference of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors of America and Canada.

A director of Sefton Education Business Partnership since its inception, Mrs Daly has also been keenly interested in the training and development of journalists and has served as a university accreditation panel member for the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

A former magistrate, Mrs Daly is an active Soroptimist having held office locally and regionally. She has recently relinquished the chair of the Southport Ambassador Awards group, a position she had held for three years.

She lives in Thornton with her husband John and their two sons Jonathan and Alexander.

Commenting on the new appointment, Sir Ron Watson, Chair of the Trust said, “I very much welcome Jane Daly as our new Non-executive Member. She has a huge amount of knowledge of our area and many contacts with a whole variety of interested parties and will bring considerable added value to the Board”

All Non-executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointee’s political activity (if any) to be made public: Mrs Daly has not declared any. Similarly, details of any other Ministerial appointments held are to be declared, but again Mrs Daly does not hold any. The appointment brings with it a remuneration of £6,096.

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714