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Non-Executive Director Sardip Sandhu joins UHDB Board

Sardip Sandhu

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton has appointed a new Non-Executive Directors to join the Trust Board. Sardip Sandhu started her term of office on 15 February 2021, replacing Dr Stephen Goode CBE, whose term of office had been completed.

Sardip Sandhu has over 20 years of experience and expertise of a variety of commercial, general management, strategy & transformation leadership roles. Sardip, who graduated with a degree in Materials Technology, went on to forge a career across Europe, North America and Asia, in retail pharmacy businesses.

In addition, Sardip brings with her experience of the public sector through her associate Non-Executive Director role at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Vice-Chair of the Corporation board role at West Nottinghamshire College.

Stephen Goode’s role as deputy chair and chair of the Charitable Funds Committee have now been awarded to Non-Executive Director Justin Shannahan and Christine Fearns.

Dr Kathy Mclean OBE, Chair, said: “Stephen Goode played an important part in the creation of UHDB and has helped to provide leadership in his role as Vice Chair over a number of years. Stephen joined the Trust with a background in the criminal justice system and his insight into human behaviour and methodical approach to problems have been hugely beneficial to the Trust. I want to thank him on behalf of all our staff patients and our communities. I look forward to working with Sardip Sandhu in the months and years ahead as we look to take the Trust forward.”

Maura Teager, Lead Governor, said:  "I would very much like to place on record our thanks to Stephen Goode. Stephen brought considerable expertise and knowledge to the role and his service as deputy chair and leadership of the hospital charity is especially appreciated.

“In addition, I should like to thank our Governors, who represent local people, our staff and our partners for their work in recruiting Sardip Sandhu. They have given a great deal of time and commitment to securing this new appointment to the Trust’s Board on behalf of the communities the Trust serves.”