david parfitt
David Parfitt appointed as a non-executive director
03 September 2014

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed the appointment of David Parfitt as a non-executive director of Sussex Community NHS Trust (SCT).

David has recently moved to West Sussex. He is a chartered accountant with broad commercial experience in complex and customer-orientated organisations undergoing significant change including the Granada Group, the TSB and Lloyds Banking Group, where he became risk, control & and accounting director (retail).

He brings strong experience in human resources, organisational development, strategic and change management and governance.

In addition, he has direct experience of the NHS, first as a non-executive director of Luton primary care trust (PCT) and latterly as a lay member (audit and governance) of NHS Luton clinical commissioning group.

Trust chair Sue Sjuve says: “I am delighted that David has joined the trust as a non-executive director.

“His arrival will strengthen the SCT board at an exciting time as we focus our efforts on improving the quality of care we deliver and progress towards our goal to become a community NHS foundation trust in 2015.”

David adds: “My time with the NHS in Luton has given me a strong understanding of healthcare and NHS issues and of the wider community context in which health and care services are delivered.

“I aim to use my experience from both the NHS and the commercial world to support the SCT executive leadership team to maintain the trust’s progress in delivering high quality care that puts the patient and carer at the heart of all we do whilst continuing to manage our business effectively.”

Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by the NHS TDA are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

David Parfitt has joined the board as a non-executive director for an initial term of two years from 1July 2014 until 30 June 2016 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum.