Non-Executive Directors (NED)
Tajinder Rehal is a trainee on the NHS NExT Director scheme to develop future non-executive Board members. She is the commercial director responsible for marketing a portfolio of HIV medicines internationally at ViiV Healthcare, which is majority owned by GSK. She joined the pharma giant’s selective leadership programme in 2014 and has held a number of senior roles at local, regional and global level.
Before that, most of Tajinder’s career was spent in the NHS. After training as a clinical pharmacist she worked at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, and subsequently she moved into pharmacy management at Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust. She was Assistant Chief Pharmacist there for a period and subsequently a general manager responsible for the operational management of two acute hospitals. During this time she completed an executive MBA and was mentored by the Chief Executive of Moorfield’s Eye Hospital.
Tajinder feels a strong connection to the NHS, and is passionate about the delivery of great care to our patients. She combines the perspective of a clinician and NHS manager with experience from the commercial world and strong local roots. She was born and brought up in East London and now lives in Woodford. As a local resident she has personal experience of Whipps Cross Hospital, The Royal London (where her second son was born) and St Bartholomew's Hospital, where her husband trained.