QUESTIONS RAISED AFTER FORMER BUILDER WHO USED FAKE CV TO BECOME AN NHS BOSS AND MAKE £1 MILLION

On 15 August, the Daily Mail reported that Jon Andrewes, 67, was appointed chairman of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) ahead of 117 other candidates. RCHT has a budget of about £380 million and employs 5,000 staff at 3 hospitals. His CV — experience aside — pointed to a man of considerable intellect and academic prowess. It was the latest in a string of top-level positions Mr Andrewes held in the NHS. He also chaired the Torbay NHS Care Trust where he worked for the best part of a decade. But Andrewes should never have got any of these jobs. For his qualifications were made up. It is said that his ‘lies’ helped him earn £1 million (before tax) in 12 years, not just from the NHS but also from a number of charities he ran; most of it has been spent. Any available assets (more than £96,000) were confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2 years ago. But the Court of Appeal has now reversed this decision, arguing that Andrewes had given ‘full value’ for the salary and benefits he received — even though he had obtained the roles fraudulently.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8629497/Questions-raised-former-builder-used-fake-CVs-NHS-boss-make-1million.html

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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