I am delighted to announce that we have appointed a new Group Chief Finance Officer to succeed Chrisha Alagaratnam, who as you know has taken early retirement.
Hardev Virdee has been a very successful CFO at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust for the last three years. He will be joining us at the beginning of November.
Bill Boa will continue as our Acting Group CFO until Hardev takes up his new post. At that point, Bill will stay on at the Trust part-time to support continuity and the transition.
I am sure you will all join me in welcoming Hardev in due course. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Bill for everything he has been doing to steer us towards financial sustainability over the last few years.