NHS Supply Chain appoints non-executive directors

Rommel Pereira and Mark Swyny join the SCCL board

NHS Supply Chain has announced that Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL), the management function of NHS Supply Chain, has appointed two non-executive directors (NEDs) to join the board.

Rommel Pereira and Mark Swyny join the board as non-executive directors, with each bringing a wealth of financial and commercial experience and expertise along with valuable NHS NED experience to NHS Supply Chain.

Pereira is a highly-experienced finance director with a career spanning more than 40 years, including as finance director at the Bank of England.

He currently holds non-executive director roles at Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, The Riverside Group, and The National Archives, and he also chairs their audit committees.

And he is a member of the North East London Audit Chairs Group and South West London Finance NEDs Group, providing guidance and oversight to the formulation of these regional NHS Integrated Care Systems. 

Swyny has 30 years of leadership experience across the financial services sector, including in business transformation and change management.

He has held various leadership roles in the Lloyds Banking Group, including recently as supply chain director.

He is currently a non-executive director of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and The Kemnal Academy Trust which represents 45 schools across the South and East of England.

SCCL chairman, Heather Tierney-Moore OBE, said of the appointments: “I’m delighted to welcome Rommel and Mark.

“They are fantastic appointments to our board to strengthen NHS Supply Chain’s financial and commercial expertise and complement our existing skill set. 

NHS Supply Chain appoints non-executive directors

“Their current NED roles on NHS trust boards also reflect our emphasis on continuing to put the perspectives of NHS trusts front and centre of everything we do to support the NHS. 

“The expansion of the SCCL board ensures we have the expertise in place to support the delivery of our ambitious strategy and reflects the growth of NHS Supply Chain.”

Pereira added: “I’m fascinated by the NHS, so am really excited about my new role.

“I can see there is so much continued value NHS Supply Chain can deliver for the NHS in the context of emerging ICSs.”

And Swyny said: “The role feels perfect for me, bringing together my 30-year commercial career, 15 years in procurement and supply chain now combined with my non-executive experience in the NHS. I’m looking forward to getting started.”

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