The powers of the Trust are exercised by the Board of Directors. Any of those powers may be delegated to a committee of directors or to an executive director.
Non-executive directors appoint (subject to the approval of the Council of Governors) or remove the chief executive (and accounting officer). No approval of the Council of Governors was required for the initial chief executive on becoming an NHS foundation trust in 2004.
A committee of the chairman, chief executive, and other non-executive directors appoint or remove executive directors. All non-executive directors decide the remuneration and allowances, and other terms and conditions of office, of the chief executive and executive directors.
The chief executive, with regard to the views of the Council of Governors, prepares the Trust’s forward plan each financial year for the independent regulator of NHS foundation trusts, NHS Improvement.
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