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New non-executive director joins North Cumbria Hospitals Trust

Posted on Tuesday 21st July 2015
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George Liston

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed the appointment of Mr George Liston as a Non-Executive Director of North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Mr Liston served in the Royal Air Force for over 30 years and travelled all over the world as an engineer officer.

Originally from Edinburgh and now living near Penrith, Mr Liston retired from the Royal Air Force in January 2015 and began looking for a new challenge. Whilst attending a course at Manchester Business School shortly afterwards, he was intrigued to listen to a talk from a non-executive director in the NHS describing her experiences in the role.

Mr Liston felt his background in leadership and safety management would enable him to contribute to the NHS as well as his experience in the RAF of striving to create an open and honest learning culture.

Speaking about his appointment, Mr Liston said: “I am very much looking forward to my new role and to contributing positively to the effective provision of safe healthcare in North Cumbria.

“I am new to the NHS which means I can offer a fresh perspective whilst applying my previous experience in the Royal Air Force.”

Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by the NHS TDA are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. 

Mr Liston has been appointed from 6 July 2015 until 7 July 2017 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. He has declared no political activity in the last five years.