Peter Douglas has been re-appointed, by the Appointments Commission, as a Non-executive Director of NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald and Chair of the organisation's Audit Committee.
He was first appointed a Non-executive Director of NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald, the working name of the local primary care trust, in July 2007.
His new term runs from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2014 and, as Chair of the Audit Committee, he will receive a remuneration of £13,136 per annum.
Rita Lewis, Acting Chair of NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald, said:
"I am pleased that Peter has been re-appointed to the key post of Chair of our Audit Committee.
His continued contribution in this role will be vital at a time of increasing financial pressure on all public services and as we focus on delivering better health and better care to local people."
A retired accountant, Peter is the former national Managing Partner of HLB Kidsons, Chartered Accountants, and a former Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
He is a member of the steering board of the National Measurement Office, Chairman of its Audit Committee, and a member, and audit Chair, of the General Optical Council.
Peter lives in Rushlake Green.
He holds a number of other ministerial appointments (see notes below) and has not been involved in any political activity in the past five years.
The re-appointment has been made in accordance with the Commissioner of Appointment’s 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.
NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald was established on 1 October 2006 and covers a population of around 326,000.
It is responsible for engaging with local people to improve health and well-being, commissioning high-quality health and social care services, and for providing services in community hospitals, health centres, clinics and people’s homes.
Its budget for 2010-2011 is £565 million.
Other ministerial appointments held:
General Optical Council. 2007 onwards. £12,000 pa Department of Health
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. 2007 onwards. £160 per day. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
National Measurement Office. 2002 onwards. £7,500 pa. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.