19 September 2011
The London Ambulance Service is pleased to announce
that Murziline Parchment has been appointed as a non-executive
director of the Service.
Murziline, who is currently the Head of the Mayor’s Office, Tower
Hamlets, took up her post on 1 September 2011.
With a 15-year career as a barrister specialising in public law,
she was responsible for setting up the office of the first directly
elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets and now ensures the office delivers
service improvements to all residents.
She said: “As a Londoner I am thrilled with this appointment and
delighted to be able to use my legal background and regional
government experience to contribute to the valuable work of the
As a non-executive director, Murziline sits on the Trust Board
which is made up of a non-executive chairman, five executive and
six non-executive directors. Without getting involved in the
day-to-day business, the non-executives have an overall
accountability for the strategic direction, performance and the
safe operation of the Service.
The Chairman of the London Ambulance Service Richard Hunt said: “I
am delighted with Murziline Parchment’s appointment. She has
tremendous experience working with various public bodies in London
and having trained as a legal professional, she will bring both
experience and a new dimension to the board.”
The post carries remuneration of £6,096 per annum and she will
serve on the Trust Board until 31 March 2013. The appointment has
been made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public
Appointments’ code of practice.
All non-executive appointments are made on merit and political
activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in
accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a
requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to
be made public. Murziline has not declared any political activity
and does not hold any ministerial appointments.
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