Diane Summers reappointed as Non-Executive Director

Wednesday 20 June 2012


Diane Summers, Non Executive Director

Local resident Diane Summers has been reappointed for a second term as our Non-Executive Director.

The reappointment was recommended by the Trust’s Nominations Committee and agreed by the Council of Governors at its meeting on 25 April. Her appointment will run for a further 4 years with effect from 17 June.

Trust Chairman, Sir Hugh Taylor, said: “I am delighted Diane has been reappointed. We have benefited hugely from her professional expertise and her local knowledge have been invaluable; and she has taken an active role on the Board and its committees, not least as Chair of the Community Services Committee.”

Diane is a former Managing Editor of the Financial Times, where she worked for 19 years as a writer, editor and executive. Her experience before joining the Financial Times spanned the voluntary and private sectors and included senior positions at the consumer organisation Which? and homelessness charity Shelter.

Since 2006, Diane has been a freelance writer, editor and consultant. She is a trustee of The Guinness Partnership, a major social housing provider, and is an independent advisor to the BBC Trust.

Commenting on her reappointment, Diane said: “I’m extremely proud to continue to serve as a Non-Executive Director at Guy’s and St Thomas’. I look forward to still being actively involved with the community services committee, and developing opportunities for local patient care that the integration presents.”  

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2. Guy's and St Thomas' provides a million patient contacts in acute and specialist hospital services every year. As one of the biggest NHS Trusts in the UK, with an annual turnover of around £1 billion, we employ almost 12,000 staff. The Trust works in partnership with the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Biomedical Sciences of King's College London and other Higher Education Institutes to deliver high quality education and research. Website: www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk.

3. Guy’s and St Thomas’ is part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King’s College London, and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

King’s Health Partners is one of only five AHSCs in the UK and brings together an unrivalled range and depth of clinical and research expertise, spanning both physical and mental health. Our combined strengths will drive improvements in care for patients, allowing them to benefit from breakthroughs in medical science and receive leading edge treatment at the earliest possible opportunity.

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Last updated: June 2012

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