We would like to give a warm Black Country welcome to two non-executive directors who join our Trust Board today. Saba Gondal and Nabil Jamshed have joined as Non-Executive Directors on a three-year basis.

As a local resident and passionate supporter of public services, Saba has extensive experience in the public and private sector including NHS, local authorities, strategic commissioning and the education sector. She has a track record of developing and delivering highly effective strategies in complex environments to turnaround services and build reputation for quality.

Nabil has extensive experience of working in the NHS and international health. In his current role at the Good Governance Institute, Nabil works with a number of NHS organisations and other sectors, helping with governance and risk management developments and improvements. Nabil also has a personal interest in the inclusion agenda and has led various developments within the NHS to support equality, diversity and inclusion efforts and served as a co-chair of the NHS staff BAME network.

Jeremy Vanes, Chair at Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust commented: “We are delighted to have Saba and Nabil join our Trust Board and they both bring valuable experience and skills to the role, which will really help the trust develop both the services we provide for our local communities.”