Sola Afuape was appointed in August 2016. She is a member of QSAC and is Chair of Workforce and Organisational Development committee.
Sola has over 20 years’ experience in health and social care advising, designing and implementing national and regional programmes most notably in health inequality improvements and was Chair of a national charity tackling social exclusion and health inequalities with a particular focus on Mental Health, for which she was awarded an MBE.
Sola has held a number of advisory roles across a collaboration of CCGs and worked across government within the Department of Health, Public Health England, Standing Commissioning on Carers and the Arts and more recently HMCT’s London West Advisory Committee.
She currently runs her own consultancy specialising in Strategy, Workforce & OD and Equalities and conducting independent reviews which she combines with a deep passion for patient, staff and citizen voice, co-production and systems leadership.
Sola said: “I am thrilled to have been re-appointed to this position at such an important time for the Trust, with its concerted efforts supporting and enabling our staff to undertake what are both challenging and rewarding roles. It is a privilege to work alongside my fellow Board colleagues and I am looking forward to the next three years of service, contributing to what will be an exciting time transitioning to our new hospital.”
Ann Beasley, Trust Chairman, said: “I am delighted that Sola has decided to continue in her role as Non-Executive Director. Sola has made a significant contribution to our Trust over the past five years, including in her role as co-chair of the Equality and Diversity committee.”