Lincoln City’s Foundation will be represented on the board of the football club after Sunil Hindocha was appointed as a director
Sunil, who is chair of the Foundation's trustees, has been a practising GP at Portland Street Medical Practice in the Sincil Bank area since 1991, brings a wealth of management and executive experience to the role.
The appointment shows the commitment the club's board of directors have to community work and ensuring that is right at the heart of their decision-making.
Sunil said: "I am passionate about building resilient, confident and compassionate communities - values shared by the Foundation and the wider football club.
"My previous experience brings an understanding of the crucial relationship between the chair and the executive team, and how that drives forward the work of the organisation. I look forward to playing my part in helping the club and Foundation grow further."
Sunil has board level experience at the highest level, initially as a clinical advisor and then as chief executive of the local commissioning group. This has given him more than 15 years of board level experience, including roles as an executive board member for the Out of Hours co-operative and chair of the Practice Based Commissioning group. Alongside this, he was an integral founder member and subsequently chair of a federation of GP practices in Lincolnshire called Optimus.
Other senior management positions have included executive member of the Lincolnshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan with Senior Responsible Officer roles in the Integrated Community Care and General Practice Forward View programs.
Sunil's current executive commitments include roles as the clinical director of the Marina Primary Care Network in Lincoln and chair of the Primary Care Network Alliance, which is a county-wide group representing all Lincolnshire general practices.