NHS Barking and Dagenham Chair Maureen Worby has announced that Sajda Shah has joined the board as a non executive director.
An active east London resident, professional adviser to the third sector Sajda serves as a Justice of the Peace in Barking and Dagenham, where she is involved in mentoring newly appointed magistrates. She also serves as an appointments board member for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, with specific responsibility for the recruitment, selection and appraisal of Fitness to Practise panel members. Sajda is an independent lay member of the Health and Safety Executive research ethics committee.
For over 20 years she has been involved in delivering health and disability projects, child protection and youth work, training and employment for young people in east London and promoting family support and early intervention services.
Commenting on the appointment, Maureen Worby said: “I am delighted to welcome Sajda to the board. Her energy and commitment to improving the health of local people will help us in our work to eliminate the health inequalities in the area, and I look forward to working with her.”
Sajda Shah said: “I am committed to making a real difference to the well-being of the community, and am proud take my place on the board, where I am sure my experience and skills in management will be very useful.”
Sajda Shah’s appointment, which is effective from 1 March 2010 and is for a term of four years, has been made in accordance with the Office of the Commission for Public Appointments Code of Practice. All non-executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. She has no declared political activity in the last five years and holds no other ministerial appointments. She will receive £7,882 a year remuneration.