Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust – Appointment of new Chair

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust – Appointment of new Chair
26 September 2018

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Mark Lam as our new Chair. Mark will start in the role on 1 October, replacing Michael Fox, who has been the Trust Chairman for the last 10 ½ years.
Mark is an experienced Board Director and digital technologist, with a track record in both private and public sectors. He has recently retired from a career in technology and sits on the Boards of a number of organisations. He is committed to healthcare delivery and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is also a Trustee and Council Member of the University of Essex.


Mark began his technology career during the dotcom boom working for a variety of entrepreneurial digital start-ups before holding management positions at Carphone Warehouse and Siemens. Mark’s longest association was with BT Group where he held a number of senior executive positions, including as Chief Technology and Information Officer of Openreach. He lives in North London and is originally from Singapore.


BEH Chief Executive, Jinjer Kandola, said, “I am very pleased to welcome Mark to BEH as our new Chair. We are grateful to Michael Fox for all that he has helped BEH achieve during his time as Chairman and we look forward to developing the Trust further with Mark as the new Chair of the Board.”


Regarding his appointment as Chair, Mark said, “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to contribute to the vibrant and diverse communities of North London, where I have lived for many years. Awareness of the importance of mental and community healthcare is growing. I look forward to working with the Trust and its partners to deliver the best services for the people of North London."

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