02 Oct 2017
A leading Stoke-on-Trent businessperson has been appointed as a non-executive director of North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust.
The appointment of Gan Mahadea as a non-executive has been confirmed by NHS Improvement as the organisation responsible for appointing all chairs and non-executives to NHS trusts across England.
Gan was born in Mauritius and moved to the UK in 1997 to study at the University of Manchester before moving to London where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He returned to Manchester prior to moving to Stoke-on-Trent in 2006 and in 2013 formed General & Medical Accountants Limited, a chartered accountancy firm based in the city.
He also supports a number of community initiatives and local charities, including the Macari Centre, which provides assistance to people experiencing homelessness.
Gan will be replacing Bridget Johnson, whose term of office as a non-executive director comes to an end on 30 September 2017.
“I am very excited to be appointed as a non-executive director for Combined Healthcare,” said Gan. “I am looking forward to bringing my financial and audit experience and skills to assist the Trust in meeting its objectives at what is a challenging time for the NHS. I am thrilled to be part of the Trust Board team as we work towards achieving ‘Outstanding’.”
Trust Chair David Rogers said: “I am delighted to welcome Gan as our new non-executive director at Combined Healthcare. We had an excellent field of candidates who applied for the position and Gan stood out as a special talent.
“His wealth of experience in working with primary care in the region was particularly impressive and will be invaluable as we continue to integrate mental health and primary care services more effectively, including through our exciting plans to develop a North Staffordshire Alliance Board bringing together out of hospital providers, commissioners and the voluntary sector, breaking down traditional boundaries between primary and secondary care and building partnerships between GPs, hospitals, community services, mental health services and social care to meet the health and care needs of our local population. Gan’s financial expertise will no doubt also prove extremely useful as we navigate the turbulent financial waters facing the NHS.”
David added: “I would like to thank Bridget for her many years of dedicated service to the Trust. I speak for both my fellow Board members and the Trust as a whole when I say that I wish her all the very best for the future.”
Gan will serve on the Trust Board for one year from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018 and is entitled to receive remuneration of £6,157 per annum. He has declared no political affiliation.
All appointments are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments, and made following an open competition based on merit, in a way that is open, transparent and fair to all applicants.