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ISLAND BUSINESSMAN JOINS NHS TEAM

090506_6897_105,Former international business executive and Bembridge resident Charles Rogers has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director for the local NHS.

Following an early sea-going career in the marine industry, he progressed into management with BT (Marine) Ltd and Cable & Wireless, becoming Director of Cable & Wireless Plc’s operations in China.  On returning to the Island he became Chief Executive and Commissioner of Yarmouth Harbour.

He was a co-opted non-political member of the Island Council’s Scrutiny Committee from 2007 to 2009. Between 2008 and 2012 Charles was a Non-Executive Director of Isle of Wight NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) working with the Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth (SHIP) PCT Cluster Board for the last two years until PCTs were abolished on 1st April 2013.

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He brings 25 years management experience to the local NHS and has particular skills and experience in operational management, strategic planning and change management.

As a full voting member of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, he will play a key role in the crucial work of the local NHS to provide high class services for Islanders and Island visitors.

He said:

“I am very much looking forward to returning to the Trust on the Island which will give me the chance to apply my years of business experience to the NHS.

“Not only is the NHS a vital service for all of us, it is also highly regarded and valued by people on the Island and is one of our largest employers.  It has a crucial role to play and although it performs extremely well there is a very challenging agenda ahead and there is always room for improvement.  I look forward to playing my part in that.”

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 appointees political activity (if any declared) to be made public.  Mr Rogers has declared no political activity.

The appointment is from 29 July 2013 to 28 July 2015 and has been made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ Code of Practice.   The position attracts remuneration of £6,157 per annum.

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