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13 January 2015
BCCG has appointed a new lay member to its governing body.
David Coombs, has joined the group as a new co-opted lay member (finance) for an initial six month period.
As part of the Group’s constitution, the governing body must comprise at least two lay members. David, as a co-opted member, is in addition to the two current lay representatives, Alan Whitfield (audit/governance) and Alison Borrett (patient and public involvement).
David, who lives in Esher in Surrey, qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has undertaken a number of senior financial roles including head of audit and risk, non-executive director and commercial finance director covering a range of businesses, including limited companies, multi-national, start-ups and acquisitions.
David has his own company providing financial and risk management services and is also group finance director for a residential and nursing care home organisation in Sussex and Surrey.
David said: “I am delighted to have joined the clinical commissioning group. My experience of working across different types of organisations and cultures, including the caring environment, will enable me to provide the necessary advice, assurance and challenge on the group’s accounting processes.”
Steve Hone, lay chair for BCCG, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome David to the governing body as a co-opted lay member. We recognise we need David’s skills and expertise while we strive to improve our financial controls, stabilise our financial position and set in process our financial recovery plan for 2015-18. David is already proving a valued member of the team.”
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