With impeccable timing the Department of Health appoints a Barclays Banker to run the National Health Service

The Department of Health has recently announced a list of Non-Executive Members of the National Health Service Commissioning Board, the biggest quango in Europe through which most of the money going to the NHS passes.

And – in their wisdom (that’s meant to be irony) they have appointed Mr Naguib Kheraj, the current Vice Chairman of Barclays Bank plc. More significantly he was Finance Director of the Bank until 2007 – so he was in charge of the finances of the Bank when the attempted fixing of the LIBOR market was going on.

Just the sort of person we can have confidence in to oversee the running of our National Health Service.

Only this Government ……


Nahuib Kheraj


7 thoughts on “With impeccable timing the Department of Health appoints a Barclays Banker to run the National Health Service”

  1. This is so typical of a corrupt, in it for themselves, sleazy, cheating, bigoted govt controlled by the elitist rich of this country. They are ruining the country running into the ground so that they can sell it off to the highest bidder and pocket vast sums for themselves. Its about time this govt needs to stand down. A different system of governance is needed where corruption is dealt with in the correct way, by investigation and prosecution not the system in use now where an MP can break the law and just give back what was gained and apologise then all is forgiven its not just!

  2. W R T the appointment of Mr Kheraj, I sent this eMail on
    2 July 2012

    Dear Mr Nicholson

    I understand that Mr Naguib Kheraj has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the NHS Commissioning Board and that he is currently Vice Chair of Barclay’s Bank Plc.

    Given the present circumstances concerning Barclay’s, this may be considered an inappropriate appointment to the NHS Commissioning Board which will damage its reputation and credibility.

    I therefore ask you to either
    * request Mr Kheraj to ‘consider his position’, or
    * suspend his appointment, at least pro tem

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

    Yours sincerely

  3. This is the reply I received :

    Date: 10 July 2012 17:09
    Subject: Response to your Query :
    Naguib Kheraj

    Dear Mr {cccccccccc}

    Thank you for your correspondence of 2 July to Sir David Nicholson about the appointment of Naguib Kheraj as Non-Executive Director of the NHS Commissioning Board. I have been asked to reply.

    I should explain that all non-executive appointments are made in accordance with the Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies, issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

    All candidates were put through due diligence checks and all appointments were made on their merits. The candidates selected as Non-Executive Directors were chosen as it is believed that their respective records of accomplishment allow them to bring a variety of skills and experience to the NHS Commissioning Board.

    Officials feel that the candidates have a broad range of complementary strengths, which will enable the Board to lead a commissioning system to improve the health outcomes achieved by the NHS in England .

    I hope this reply is helpful.

    Yours sincerely,

    Neil Achary
    Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
    Department of Health

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