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Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust welcomes new

non-executive director Nicholas Coleman


30 January 2008




Nicholas Coleman has been appointed by the Appointments Commission as a non-executive director of Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust (RB&H) for a term of four years, until December 2011. Non-executive directors are lay people drawn from the community served by the Trust and appointed by the Appointments Commission.


Mr Coleman is an experienced business executive with a background in sub-surface numerical simulation and analysis, business administration and corporate governance. He has worked in the international oil, gas and petrochemicals arena, mainly with BP and most recently as a Vice President in their finance and control and corporate social responsibility areas. He left BP in 2007 and is now engaged in various not-for-profit organisations, particularly greyhound welfare. He has a BSc in physics with geophysics from Imperial College London. Mr Coleman will receive a remuneration of £5,875 per annum as a non-executive director of the Trust.


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 to be made public. Mr Coleman has declared no political activity during the past five years and holds no other ministerial appointments.  The appointment has been made in accordance with the OCPA Code of Practice.


On behalf of the Trust, Lord Newton of Braintree, Chairman, said: “I am very pleased to be strengthening our team with this appointment. I believe the Trust will benefit immensely from Nick’s skills and experience and very much look forward to working alongside him.”



Note to editors:

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust is a centre for excellence in the research, diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung disease.  It is a national and international referral centre for patients of all ages.


For further information please contact:

Jo Thomas

Communications director

0207 351 8850

Royal Brompton

Sydney Street,
London SW3 6NP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121