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Lindsay Foyster joins the Board of Velindre University NHS Trust

Lindsay Foyster is smiling alongside the Velindre University NHS Trust logo.

1 May 2024

Velindre University NHS Trust is pleased to welcome the appointment of Lindsay Foyster as a new Independent Board Member. 

Lindsay joins the Trust’s Board at Velindre on a four-year term and comes to the organisation with a wealth of strategic experience in the third and public sectors. 

The Trust’s Board exists to oversee the system of governance and control, including risk management. This means that the board make decisions on how things run and how to keep staff and patients safe. They do so by meeting in many different groups focused on separate areas of the trust’s operations, known as ‘committees.’ 

As an independent member, Lindsay's role will be to contribute her skills and expertise across a wide range of areas. Lindsay’s extensive experience and passion for equality, equity, diversity and inclusive practice and organisational cultures brings a number of benefits to Velindre. 

Speaking of the new appointment to Velindre, Lindsay said: 

“I’m delighted to be joining the Board of an organisation that is so important in the lives of so many people in the communities we serve in Wales. It means a great deal to me personally and I look forward to my new role, especially with its particular focus on equality, diversity and inclusion.” 

Currently a Lay Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Lindsay has also served as Chair of the Wales Audit Office Board between 2020-2023 and was a non-executive Board member there since 2015. 

Lindsay has had a distinguished career in the charity sector in Wales, including as the Director for Mind Cymru between 1995 and 2014, having previously held positions in mental health development and support work. 

Lindsay was also a school governor for many years including as Chair and Vice-chair, as well as serving briefly as a local Community Councillor. She was the Corporate Diversity Lead for Mind and the Non-Executive Board Diversity and Equality Champion at Audit Wales. 

In Lindsay’s spare time, she volunteers as one of the first Community Welfare Responders with the Welsh Ambulance Services Trust for her local communities in the Caerphilly and Newport area. 

Velindre University NHS Trust, Unit 2,Charnwood Court, Parc Nantgarw, Nantgarw, Cardiff, CF15 7QZ
Tel: 029 2019 6161