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Appointment of Non-Executive Director of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust

Health Minister, Edwin Poots today announced the appointment of Mr Robin Mullan as a Non-Executive Director of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust (NIAS) for a four year term with effect from 24 December 2012.
Tuesday, 22 January 2013

This appointment carries a time commitment of three days per month and has an annual remuneration of £5,845.

The appointment was made in accordance with the Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointment for Northern Ireland.

Notes to editors:

Appointment:

1. Mr Robin Mullan lives in Belfast and has many years experience at a Senior Level within health and social care organisations. He has both understanding and extensive knowledge of health care issues both in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland. Mr Mullan has demonstrated his knowledge of governance issues, financial management and the health care system throughout the appointment process and will bring these skills to the board. Mr Mullan holds no other public appointments.

2. The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust (NIAS) is a statutorily separate organisation within the HSC family, responsible for the delivery of responsive and effective ambulance services and for the ownership and management of various establishments and facilities. It provides ambulance services against Ministerial priorities and standards set by the DHSSPS. Although managerially independent, NIAS remains an integral part of the HSC system.

3. A Non-Executive Director of the NIAS receives annual remuneration of £5,845 for a time commitment of three days per month.

4. Appointments to NIAS are made with the approval of the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety. There are no specific qualifications for appointment. Each person is appointed to act in a personal capacity and not to represent any particular interest or group.

5. The appointment was made in accordance with the Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland. A selection panel, which included an independent assessor, as required under the Commissioner’s Code, considered the suitability of all candidates. The final decision on the appointment rested with the Minister.

6. All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland requires the political activity of appointees to be published. Mr Mullan declared that he had not engaged in any political activity in the last five years.

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