New director joins Airedale Board
Mark Lam, a new non-executive director with a global background in digital communications and who is a committed advocate for inclusion and diversity, has joined the board at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
Mark is originally from Singapore where his family has always been involved in public service.
Mark says: ‘The NHS is unique in the world, a great healthcare system run by the people for the people. I am privileged to be given the opportunity to contribute to the local community in this beautiful part of Yorkshire.’
A senior corporate executive, Mark has extensive global experience in telecommunications and information technology. He is currently Chief Technology and Information Officer of Openreach, a BT Group business – a position he will shortly be stepping down from to pursue wider interests. He has previously held management positions at Siemens, Carphone Warehouse and Deutsche Telekom. His experience of global business spans Europe, the USA and Asia, where he has led major contracts and operations.
Mark has a degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Mark is also a non-executive board director at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and a trustee of the University of Essex. He was named by BT Group their non-executive director of the year in 2017 for his voluntary contributions to public service.
Andrew Gold, Chair of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, says: “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Mark to the Trust’s Board given his wide-ranging skills and experience. Mark joins us at a crucial time as digital healthcare will increasingly enable the Trust to meet its vision to provide high quality healthcare to the local population.”
“Mark clearly has a passion for the NHS and a commitment to public service, both of which are essential in the role he has in helping the Trust to achieve its goals.”
Mark moved to the area two years ago and lives in the village of Cononley in the Airedale Valley. He is an avid reader and amateur pianist, and enjoys long walks in the Dales.