Governing Body welcomes Alan as its newest member

Monday, August 12, 2019

Alan Sharples has joined the Governing Body of NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as its new lay member for governance.

The former NHS finance director brings over 40 years’ experience of working in the public sector to the CCG. Until recently Alan was a non executive director for the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust. He joined the trust in June 2011, where he was chairman of the audit committee and the Walton Charity Committee.

Before joining the Walton Centre, Alan was director of finance, information and commissioning at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust for nearly 15 years.

Speaking about his appointment to the CCG, Alan said: “I am delighted to be joining NHS South Sefton CCG and to be given the opportunity to contribute to its work with partners in the borough focused on improving people's health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities.”

In his new post, Alan will oversee key areas of governance for the CCG, including audit and remuneration. He will chair the audit committee and take on the role of deputy chair of the Governing Body during his three year term of office.

Dr Craig Gillespie, chair of the CCG, said: “We welcome Alan to the Governing Body and with his wealth of experience and expertise, we’re fortunate to have secured his appointment as lay member for governance and we look forward to working together with him.”

Alan is a former president of the North Wales branch of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV) and vice chairman of the North Wales Local Authority Chief Finance Officers’ Association.

He is also a trustee of the charity, Vision for Children and was previously a trustee and finance committee chair for the North of England Zoological Society, the charity that operates Chester Zoo.

NHS South Sefton CCG’s Governing Body holds bi-monthly meetings in public. The next takes place on Thursday 5 September at Merton House in Bootle. Anyone who would like to attend is asked to call 0151 317 8456.

Find out more about the Governing Body, including details of its full membership and meeting papers.  

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