Nuffield Health appoints two new governors to its Board

Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, has today announced Dr Junaid Bajwa and Mark Stansfeld have joined its Board of Governors as governors with effect from the start of October.

Dr Junaid Bajwa has spent more than 15 years working across primary care, secondary care and public health settings, in addition to acting as a policy maker within the UK, where he specialises in informatics, digital transformation, and leadership.

Junaid has also acted as a consultant for healthcare systems across the US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Middle East and Europe. He is currently a practising physician in the NHS and occupies the roles of Chief Medical Scientist at Microsoft Research and Non-Executive Director at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Mark Stansfeld has over 30 years’ experience in the telecoms and digital economy, driving innovation and adoption of new technologies and businesses, such as giffgaff, a unique community-led mobile operator, as well as being a board member that led O2 to become the UK’s market leader.

Currently, Mark is chairing DCMS’s largest 5G trials testbed with WM5G, aimed at driving adoption at scale of 5G technologies in health, manufacturing and transport. He is passionate about driving digital adoption for the benefit of all and is also a non-executive director for Quickline, a broadband provider addressing the digital divide for rural communities. He has previously been a non-executive director of the West Midlands SHA and the West Bromwich Building Society. 

Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald, Chair of Nuffield Health, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Junaid and Mark to the Board. Their background and experiences will complement the existing Board with different experience, knowledge and connections that will be invaluable to the Charity. As we emerge from the pandemic, we are at a pivotal time in the Charity’s history, with an even greater ambition to have a positive impact on people’s lives and help build a healthier nation. I have no doubt that these additions to the Board will help us progress even further on this journey.” 

Last updated Monday 25 October 2021

First published on Monday 25 October 2021