Recruitment to the West Yorkshire NHS Integrated Care Board: Non-Executive Members

We are delighted to confirm the appointment of two of the four non-executive members (designates) to the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB). This is subject to Parliament confirming the statutory responsibilities of ICBs as anticipated from July 2022. The appointments followed an open and transparent recruitment process which started in December last year and concluded in March this year and involved stakeholder panels and interviews with representatives from our Partnership and experts in equality, diversity and inclusion. The process concluded with the appointments being approved by our Shadow ICB Nominations and Renumeration Committee earlier this month. The successful candidates are outlined below, alongside a newly confirmed non-executive development placement.

ICB non-executive members

We are delighted to announce the following people as new non-executive members (designates) to the NHS West Yorkshire ICB.

Jane Madeley: Non-executive Integrated Care Board - Audit, Finance, and Innovation

Jane comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge for this role, including in her current role as the Chief Financial Officer at The University of Leeds. She has recently completed two terms as a member of the UK Research and Innovation ‘UKRI’ Audit Committee and was 2 recently appointed Chair of the Confederation of British Industry Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Council. Jane was previously a Non-Executive Director for Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust Board, where she was Chair of the Audit Committee. Jane also brings her experience of being a steering group member of the Yorkshire 2% Club, which supported midcareer level women to develop and plan how they might move into board level roles. She is currently a Trustee of the Hepworth Wakefield and lives with her family in West Yorkshire.

Jane said: ‘I’m delighted to be appointed to the integrated care board and look forward to working with the leadership of the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership as we establish the new board. I will be keen that we focus on identifying how we can best support and bring further value to the Partnership in its mission to improve the health and wellbeing of the population we serve and in so doing to reduce health inequalities.’

Becky Malby: Non-executive Integrated Care Board - Citizens and Future Generations

Whilst living in West Yorkshire, Becky currently holds a role at London South Bank University with 17,000 students and 1,700 staff, leading on primary care, the health district and citizen participation strategy. Becky has worked in every part of the NHS and has over 30 years experience of setting strategy and leading change with health and local government colleagues, citizens, community and voluntary sectors and academics, primarily from a base in universities, especially working with young people. Becky has an impressive background in volunteering with local organisations and leading on work committed to social justice and community building. This ranges from offering temporary accommodation to homeless young people with Bradford Nightstop; leading the local Jo Cox Foundation’s Great Get together and free school meals provision; leading a national coalition movement to mobilise action for clean rivers; to supporting local people to connect through the isolation of the pandemic.

Becky said: ‘As a public servant working both in and with the NHS, I am committed to ensuring people have access to healthcare equally. As a local person using the NHS in West Yorkshire, a health professional, and a community and environmental leader I am privileged to be bringing this experience into the integrated care board as we work on the really difficult issues facing the NHS and the people we serve’.

Non-executive development placement with the ICB

Alongside the non-executive members, we are pleased to share that we will be supporting another candidate, Haris Sultan, in his development through the NHS national NExT director programme, with a placement focusing on young people and future generations, working closely with Cathy Elliott as ICB Chair (designate) and non-executive member (designate) Becky Malby.

Haris’ work in health and social care started within West Yorkshire as Co-Founder of the Youth Board at Leeds Community Healthcare Trust. Locally he has worked as youth representative on Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body leading on the Leeds Youth Health and Social Care Charter. He also sits on the Board of Trustees of Leeds Hospitals Charity and is a member of the Partnership’s People’s Board. Nationally Haris is Founder and Chair of the National Network of Youth Forums, working with over 60 NHS Trusts across England. He is also board member of the Children and Young People Transformation Programme at NHS England. He has led national initiatives looking into the teaching of health inequalities resulting in changes to the undergraduate curriculum. He has also worked with the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England on young people’s vaccines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Haris said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to be taking up this opportunity within the West Yorkshire’s Integrated Care Board. Alongside my personal development through the NExT Director scheme, I am really looking forward to contributing to the amazing work I already seen happen within the partnership and I am really excited to work with the amazing West Yorkshire Team’.

The NExT Director Scheme is a national development programme, led by NHS England and NHS Improvement, created and designed to identify and support the ‘next generation of talented people from groups who are currently under-represented on our NHS boards’. The programme focuses on supporting people from local ethnic minority communities and disabled people with senior level experience into board level roles in the NHS. This is part of a positive action approach to increase the diversity and talent pool of people who want be NHS non-executives in the future.

During the consultation process for the new West Yorkshire ICB earlier this year, a fourth non-executive member role was agreed to align with the board committee structure developed at the same time. We have decided to re-advertise this role as we wish to reach an even broader and more diverse range of applicants. We will seek to recruit this member as soon as practicable, working again with representatives from our Partnership and experts in equality, diversity, and inclusion.

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