RNOH appoints new Non-executive Director

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed the appointment of Councillor Joe Carlebach as Non-executive Director of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH).

Councillor Carlebach is a Councillor in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham where he serves on the full Council. As well as his council responsibilities he also has a significant history of supporting the voluntary and charity sectors and is currently a Trustee of Arthritis Research UK.

Councillor Carlebach said of his appointment to the Board of the RNOH, "I am delighted and honoured to join the Board as Non-executive Director of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust. The Trust has an outstanding reputation for patient care and leading edge research. I look forward to playing an active role and contributing to the RNOH's continued growth, success and development in all its major activities.”

Welcoming the appointment, RNOH Chairman, Professor Anthony Goldstone, said: “I am delighted that Councillor Joe Carlebach will be joining the Trust Board. He has a wealth of commercial and public sector experience that will add great value to this Trust and we look forward to working with him."

Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by the NHS TDA are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. 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. Councillor Joe Carlebach has canvassed on behalf of the Conservative party. He has not held any ministerial appointments.

Councillor Carlebach has been appointed with effect from 13th January 2014 until 12th January 2018 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157.00 per annum.

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