Published on: 8 April 2022

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Jas Khatkar as its new NExT Director.

Chartered Accountant Jas, who lives in Derby, is an experienced management consultant who specialises inJas Khatkar .jpg finance transformation and business strategy. A former director with Accenture, Jas has worked multiple industries, including telecoms, utilities and pharmaceuticals.   

Jas also advices a number of Sikh community Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and humanitarian charities working for equality and social justice.  Jas joined the Trust on 4 April 2022 and has been appointed as NExT Director for the next 12 months. 

Derbyshire Healthcare has supported the NExT Director scheme for a number of years.  The national scheme, led by NHS England and Improvement, aims to increase the diversity of Board members across the NHS. 

Although NExT Directors are not members of the Board, they participate in Board and Committee meetings across the Trust, in addition to a wider range of other activities including service visits.

The Trust’s Chair, Selina Ullah, says:

“The Trust offers a very warm welcome to Jas and I am confident we will benefit from his involvement and expertise over the coming year. We know that diverse boards make the best decisions and the NExT Director Scheme is a brilliant way for us to support people to learn first-hand about the challenges and opportunities associated with being a Non-Executive Director in the NHS today.”

Jas Khatkar says:

“I am delighted to be offered this opportunity with Derbyshire Healthcare and to be more involved with the leadership of local NHS services.  The 12-month programme will give me a unique insight into the role and responsibilities of being a Non-Executive Director in the NHS and I am looking forward to getting involved with the Trust Board and the work of its committees”.