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Non-Executive Director Re-appointment at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

24 May 2016

Erfana Mahmood

The NHS Trust Development Authority (now NHS Improvement) has confirmed the re-appointment of Erfana Mahmood as a Non-Executive Director of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) from 15 May 2016 for a further two-year term.

Erfana joined the Trust Board in May 2012 in a Non-Executive Director capacity.  She is a non-practising qualified solicitor with extensive governance experience in the public and private sectors. She is a Senior Independent Director at the Trust, Chairman of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charitable Fund Committee and a member of the Quality, Audit and Remuneration and Terms of Service Committees.

Non-executive appointments to NHS trusts made by the NHS Trust Development Authority (now NHS Improvement) are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. 

Erfana has been appointed from 15 May 2016 until 14 May 2018 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. She has declared no political activity in the last five years. 

Interim Chairman of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust Board Pat Drake said: “It is very important that we balance refreshing membership of the Board with maintaining a degree of continuity. I am very pleased that Erfana has agreed to serve as a Non-Executive Director for up to an additional two years. She will continue to contribute her legal expertise, as well as working with various committees, the YAS Charitable Fund and the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Staff Network.”

Erfana Mahmood said: “I am delighted to have been re-appointed to the Trust Board for a further two years which will allow me to remain involved in developing the services delivered by Yorkshire Ambulance Service and further improving patient care.”

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