New Trust chairman

Robert Deri
Robert Deri

BOYNTON man Robert Deri has been appointed chairman of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Mr Deri, married with three children, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales with more than 25 years’ experience in senior business roles, including Group Finance Director for Grattan plc, Chief Financial Officer of Zoo Digital Group plc and General Manager on the Board of BT Mobile Communications.

In recent years he represented his village and other objections at the public inquiry into the Caythorpe Gas expansion of its operations to include underground gas storage near the villages of Boynton and Rudston.

Mr Deri said his aim as the Trust chairman was to help it deliver the highest quality of care to patients and help it forge a reputation as one of the best Trusts in the country.

His £23,366 a year appointment runs from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015.

He replaces David Watt, who had been the Trust’s Acting Chairman, since the resignation of Scilla Smith in the summer.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute trusts in the UK, providing a full range of acute services to almost 600,000 people in the Hull and East Yorkshire region. The Trust manages two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital

It has 1,550 beds, over 8000 staff and an annual income of approximately £470m (2010/2011).