New face on board

An Ashover man is to take a pivotal role in the running of a health trust.

Nigel Smith has been appointed a non–executive director to the board of Derbyshire Community Health Services.

Nigel, who is a senior director with Royal Mail Group, is a qualified accountant who has held a variety of senior finance roles in the Post Office, Consignia and Royal Mail, over the past 15 years.

Originally from Wolverhampton, he moved to Derbyshire 12 years ago and lives with his partner Glenys and their two children Millie, 8, and Ashley, 4.

Nigel will be sitting on the Quality, Business and Audit Committees in addition to the main board of the health services trust.