Sue Musson appointed Trust Chair at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital

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Sue Musson appointed Trust Chair

The NHS Trust Development Authority has confirmed the appointment of Sue Musson as Chair of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Sue is currently the senior independent director at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust based in Wigan, and she is a former non-executive director at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

She has 20 years’ Board-level experience as an executive and non-executive director in commercial and public sector organisations.  She is currently managing director of a management consultancy company specialising in Board development and runs a property holding company.

Sue was born in the north-eastern US state of Connecticut and first came to the UK as a visiting student at the University of York.

After graduating from Columbia University, she moved to the UK and began her career in management consultancy, working with the European Commission and a number of UK and European agencies and Government departments.

Sue holds a number of public appointments.  She is patient representative on the National Joint Registry (NJR), the expert body for joint replacement surgery in the UK. In this role, she works closely with her colleagues to bring the patient’s voice to the work of the Registry; as the NJR’s “Hippy Chick”, she also authors a popular blog recounting her experiences of joint replacement surgery. Sue regularly chairs appointment panels for the Judicial Appointments Commission, and is a member of the Panel Advising Foundation Trust Governors.

Sue, who lives in Lymm, Cheshire, is married to Mike and has two children, Harry and Annabel.

She said: “I am delighted to be appointed as the Chair of the Trust.  I look forward to working with my new colleagues and with all the Trust’s stakeholders during this challenging and exciting time for the NHS.”

Non-executive appointments to NHS trusts made by the NHS Trust Development Authority are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. 

Sue has been appointed for two years from 1 November 2014 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £30,000 per annum. She succeeds Sir Ron Watson CBE whose eight-year term as chair ends in October.

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