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Community NHS Trust appoints exceptional Non-Executive Director

by Karen Mason | Feb 09, 2022

Catherine Dugmore has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers community services across much of the Eastern region.

As a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience including with multinational financial clients, Catherine will also become the Trust’s Audit Chair when she joins the organisation on 1 April 2022.

Speaking about her appointment, Catherine said:

“I am delighted to be joining the Trust’s forward-thinking Board at this exciting and challenging time to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

“I have a deeply held belief in the importance of the NHS and social care.  Having worked in the sector since 2012, I look forward to contributing to the development of integrated care systems across the Trust’s regional geography.”

Commenting on Catherine’s appointment, Mary Elford, Chair of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust added:

“Catherine’s extensive career as a senior commercial leader and as a Non-executive Director and Audit Committee Chair across the private, charity and public sectors makes her an exceptional appointment to our Trust Board.   

“Her passion for equality and diversity in the workplace and investing in staff to achieve great outcomes, reflects the Trust’s commitment to these priorities. I look forward to working with Catherine as we deliver our ambitious plans for the future.”

Catherine Dugmore has enjoyed a full-time career as a non-executive director since 2002, currently with Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Trust and Natural England. She is also a Board Member of Housing 21, a Trustee at WWF-UK and a Trustee at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. 

Catherine has also been Chair of the Audit Committee at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, Chair of the Trustees of Victim Support, and Chair of the Audit Committee at Action for Children. 

Non-Executive Director appointments to NHS Trust Boards are made by NHS England and NHS Improvement.  These are public appointments made using powers delegated by the Secretary of State for Health.

Catherine’s appointment as a Non-Executive Director with Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust commences on 1 April 2022 and runs through to 31 March 2025. 

Catherine Dugmore

Above:  Catherine Dugmore 

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