An experienced investment banker has been appointed as a director at Epsom and St Helier hospitals trust.

Richard Noble, from Leatherhead, took up the £6,100-a-year post of non-executive director, which will last for two years, on June 1.

Mr Noble is vice chairman of investment banking at Nomura International.  He has 20 years of experience in advising on strategic mergers, acquisitions and divestments, finance raisings, restructuring and privatisation work.

He replaces Cherry McCormack who stood down earlier this year.