Re-appointment to Trust Board

Posted on 8th November, 2005

The Devon Partnership NHS Trust is pleased to announce that the NHS Appointments Commission has re-appointed Jo Wymer to serve as a Non-executive Director to the Devon Partnership NHS Trust Board from 1st December 2005 until 30th November 2009. The NHS Appointments Commission makes appointments on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health. Jo Wymer was appointed Non-Executive Director in December 2001 and is the Chair of the Trust’s Equality and Diversity Group. She has a focus on the services the Trust provides in South and West Devon as well as a responsibility for older people’s services across the Trust. Jo Wymer spent her career in Human Resource Management.  She worked for the BBC for twelve years, latterly as the HR Director for the News and Current Affairs Directorate in Television and Radio, before being appointed as HR Director for the Consumers’ Association, publishers of Which?  She moved to Devon in 1998 and worked for two years as a full time Management Consultant specialising in Human Resources.
Since leaving full-time employment Jo has undertaken a number of projects. She has continued as a management and HR consultant on a part-time basis and is also a Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) advisor specializing in employment matters and tribunal representation. She is a member of the Teignbridge CAB Management Committee and a Governor of Bicton College where she is Chair of the Search Committee and a member of Audit Committee.  She is also a Governor at St. Loyes Foundation and will become a Governor of Kelly College later this year. As a Non-executive Director Jo’s remuneration will be £5673. Keith Portlock, Chair for the Devon Partnership NHS Trust comments: “I am delighted that Jo has been re-appointed to the Trust Board. She has played an important role in the development of the Trust since her appointment. I look forward to her continued contribution and to working with her and the other non-executive directors in taking the Trust forward. I would like to thank Jo for her hard work and dedication over the last four years.” All candidates considered for appointment as Non-Executive Directors of NHS Trusts are required to declare any significant political activity undertaken in the last five years. Jo Wymer has declared that she has undertaken no such activity nor held any ministerial posts.