Appointment of new non-executive director

19 September 2011

Murziline ParchmentThe 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 ambulance service.”

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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