Trust welcomes new Non-Executive Director and first NExT Director to its board

Tariro Matanga, NExT Director
Carmel O'Brien, Non-Executive Director

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford Hospitals, has appointed Carmel O’Brien to join its Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director and Tariro Matanga as the Trust’s first NExT Director.

Carmel is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with over 35 years' experience across acute, primary and community care in the UK and Australia, both within direct care and commissioning. She has worked at Board Level and with a commitment for achieving excellence in healthcare and a passionate advocate for patients and service users to ensure the delivery of right care by well-trained clinicians.

The Trust has also welcomed Tariro Matanga to its Trust Board of Directors in the role of NExT Director. Tariro took up the 12-month NExT Director placement, which is part of a national programme which provides individuals with experience of board-level roles in NHS Trusts.

Tariro is the founder and Director of MobMart; a Fintech start-up. She is a pharmacist by training, having held pharmacy roles in the NHS as well as in the private sector. Her clinical experience includes working as a pharmacist in women’s health which encompassed maternity and gynaecology services. Tariro holds an MBA from HEC Paris and a masters in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences from Manchester University.

Trust Chairman, Rob Hughes, said: “I am delighted to welcome both Carmel and Tariro to our Board and look forward to working with them both.

"We are pleased to support Tariro in her role. I am sure we can learn as much from her as she does from our Trust. The NExT director programme is supported by NHS England and is designed to give a unique insight into the role and responsibilities of being an NHS Non-Executive Director by supporting senior people in bridging knowledge gaps and providing the opportunity to learn first-hand about the challenges and opportunities associated with being a Non-Executive Director in the NHS today.”


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