Two non-executive directors at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust have resigned in protest over the appointment of Richard Crompton as its new non-executive chairman. The former Chief Constable of Lincolnshire is due to start on August 1st and serve a 4 year term.
Mr Crompton was recruited by the independent Appointments Commission which angered some of the Trust's non executive directors. David Pond and Lee Paschalides announced they were resigning in protest at the latest board meeting because of concerns about the recruitment process.
Peter Burroughs, who had been the acting chair as well as a non-executive director, also announced he was stepping down ahead of Mr Crompton taking up his new post. In a statement the Trust said
Richard Crompton has been a police officer for more than 30 years, serving much of his time with Devon and Cornwall Police in Plymouth, Exeter and Torbay. When his appointment was announced he said he was looking forward to providing the right leadership as the Trust tries to secure foundation status.
Following the resignations from the board, it's Vice Chair said
Mr Crompton will be paid an annual salary of £23,366