New Non-Executive Director Appointed

Jess SmithNews

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Hawkard, as a Non-Executive Director.

Jane has held recent posts as Director of Finance and Planning at Humber Coast and Vale North Yorkshire and York, as well as Chief Executive at NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). She has a strong background in NHS finance with almost 30 years’ experience in senior NHS finance positions. Among her most significant achievements was the delivery of three Urgent Treatment Centres across the East Riding of Yorkshire as part of a transformation of the urgent care system in the region. Jane has also been responsible for the successful financial merger of three CCGs during the development of the regional Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Partnership.

This appointment comes at the same time as Non Executive Director for the Trust, Tracey Zepherin, has announced she will be stepping down from her role, effective as of 31st July.

Jane Hawkard says: “I am delighted to have been appointed to this important position with the Trust, where I spent the first part of my NHS career working in the finance team. I am looking forward to working with the board at HUTH as we tackle the significant challenges ahead of us. The people of Hull and East Yorkshire rightly expect us to be able to deliver services to the highest standard within the NHS and we will continue in our efforts to do that.”

HUTH Chair, Sean Lyons, said: “We are extremely pleased to have Jane joining us as a Non Executive Director. She has a significant amount of board level experience working with commissioning teams in this region and was, at one time the Assistant Director of Finance at this Trust. Her knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to our organisation and ultimately to our patients. We are delighted to have her as part of our team, “At the same time I would like to pay tribute to and thank Tracey Zepherin for her eight years of service to our Trust. Tracey has been a stalwart supporter of HUTH and our patients, bringing a wealth of financial experience with her over the years. We will miss her and we wish her the very best for the future.”

Jane Hawkard has been appointed from 21st August, 2023 and will receive remuneration of £13,000 per annum.