Commissioning Board appoints more CSU MDs

 The NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) has appointed five more managing directors for commissioning support units (CSUs) in the second round of recruitment – nine less than expected.

They include Nick Relph at South London CSU, Clodagh Warde Robinson at Surrey and Sussex CSU, Maddy Ruff for North Yorkshire and Humber CSU, Alison Hughes, West Yorkshire CSU and Daryl Robertson, Kent and Medway CSU.

The Commissioning Board said it will make further appointments in “due course”.

The appointments come after the NHSCB confirmed nine managing directors in the first round of recruitment.

Also, Andrew Kenworthy, Chief Executive of NHS South London, is set to join the Commissioning Board Authority’s Commissioning Development Directorate via an IMAS assignment as Director of the CSU Transition Programme.

Meanwhile, the Commissioning Board Authority has recruited three Very Senior Managers. Bob Ricketts joins as Director of Commissioning Support Strategy and Market Development, the DH’s Colin Douglas has been appointed Director of Communications and Ann Johnson has been recruited as Director of Financial and Corporate Performance.