Publish date: 06 April 2022

UCLH is pleased to announce the appointment of two new non-executive directors to the board.

Nailesh Rambhai joined on 1 April 2022 as an associate non-executive director and will work with non-executive colleagues in a non-voting capacity with a view to taking on a fuller voting role in due course.

Nailesh graduated with an MA in Law from Oxford in 1995 and went on to practice at Linklaters LLP and then McDermott, Will and Emery LLP. He then moved to Coventry Building Society as group general counsel and company secretary. Nailesh has lived and worked in Canada, the USA and South East Asia in a global career, including as general counsel and company secretary at Petronas. He recently completed an assignment working for the COVAX Facility as part of the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nailesh is a non-executive director at the Pension Protection Fund and a trustee of the charity United Way UK and was previously a non-executive director at the Belgrade Theatre. He has also recently become a non-executive director at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Chyrel Brown will join UCLH on 3 May 2022 as a non-executive director, replacing Althea Efunshile who has stood down following the end of her second six-year term as a NED.

Chyrel has a wealth of experience in the housing sector and currently sits on the board of both St Martins of Tours Housing Association and Barnsbury Housing Association. She is also the chief operating officer at One Housing Group and has held a number of senior roles over two decades in the industry.

Chyrel is CIPD qualified and is an ambassador and coach mentor representing the housing sector on a regional and national level. Her passion is establishing how to create cross-sector strategic partnerships that can support those most in need and reduce health inequalities and other barriers to social inclusion.

The appointments were approved by the UCLH council of governors on 23 January 2022.

Baroness Julia Neuberger, UCLH chair, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nailesh and Chyrel to the board and look forward to using their breadth of expertise to further improve the services the Trust provides to its patients and the experience of its staff.

“UCLH has a clear vision and set of values that make it a desirable place to work and the clinical expertise we are able to provide is second to none. Both Nailesh and Chyrel have values that align to those of the Trust and I have no doubt that they will make a hugely positive contribution to our journey.”