To be appointed Chair or Non-Executive Director, candidates must be a member of the Foundation Trust. Eligibility and criteria for disqualification as a member or as a director are shown below:
ELIGIBILITY TO BECOME CHAIR OR A NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
A person may be appointed as Chair or Non-Executive Director only if:
- they are a member of the Public Constituency. The Public Constituency is comprised of the following areas:
All electoral areas included within the country of England, or
- they are a member of the Service Users and Carers' Constituency, or
- where any of the Trust’s hospitals includes a medical or dental school provided by a university, they exercises functions for the purposes of that university, and
- they are not disqualified by virtue of paragraph 32 of the Trust’s Constitution.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS– DISQUALIFICATION
The following may not become or continue as a member of the Board of Directors:
- a person who has been adjudged bankrupt or whose estate has been sequestrated and (in either case) has not been discharged.
- a person in relation to whom a moratorium period under a debt relief order applies (under part 7A of the Insolvency Act 1986)
- a person who has made a composition or arrangement with,or granted a trust deed for, his/her creditors and has not been discharged in respect of it; or
- a person who within the preceding five (5) years has been convicted in the British Islands of any offence if a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of not less than three (3) months (without the option of a fine) was imposed on him/her.