May’s movers and shakers round-up sees appointments and departures at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Brent Kilmurray as its new chief executive.
Kilmurray, who is currently chief operating officer and deputy chief executive for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, will take up the position towards the end of August, following Nicola Lees’ decision to retire.
He brings board-level experience to the role and has worked across acute, community health and mental health NHS providers.
On his appointment, Kilmurray said: “This is an exciting time to join Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Board as chief executive.
“There is a lot of good work going on across the organisation and some examples of really positive partnership working across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, and the West Yorkshire and Harrogate areas.
“I am keen to get started working with the team to build on this and to lead the trust into the future.”
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Dr Karl Marlowe as medical director in the latest in a series of recent appointments to the trust board.
Dr Marlowe was previously clinical director at East London NHS Foundation Trust and took up his his new role on 9 April.
He said: “I am thrilled with this appointment and very much looking forward to joining the team at Southern Health. The trust has faced significant challenges in recent years but is clearly on a path of improvement and has areas of outstanding care.
“This is an exciting time to join the trust and I am eager to start contributing as part of a strong clinical leadership team.”
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) has announced the appointment of Jinjer Kandola as its new chief executive.
Kandola is currently the deputy CEO and director of workforce and OD at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.
She joins Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) on 16 July.
Kandola said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining BEH. BEH is already a strong organisation with outstanding services and great staff.
“This is a really exciting time for the trust with exciting opportunities ahead, such as the St Ann’s redevelopment and the benefits this presents for all BEH services.
“I am looking forward to visiting services, meeting staff and hearing about what is great about BEH. I am committed to working with staff to further improve what they do, helping to make services better for patients as well as staff.”
BEH chairman, Michael Fox, said: “Jinjer has been working for HPFT for the last eight years and was awarded HR Director of the Year at the prestigious Healthcare People Management Association awards in 2015.”
Katie Fisher, chief executive at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, is leaving the trust at the end of June to become chief executive of a healthcare charity.
Trust chairman, Professor Steve Barnett, praised Fisher for her significant contribution to the creation of an exciting vision for the future of our estate and our bid for major funding to transform our buildings.
“Katie has always been driven by the quality of care we provide and so it is no surprise that this motivation has taken her to a new role leading a healthcare charity.
“She will be very much missed by staff at all levels and her departure will also be a loss to our patients and the NHS. Chief executives of her calibre are hard to find, but given the enormous progress we have made over recent years, I am confident that the post will attract some very strong candidates.
“Katie has created a very stable leadership team who will continue to keep up the great progress we have made. I am delighted that our deputy chief executive Helen Brown will be acting chief executive from the beginning of July until we appoint a new chief executive.”
Heather Tierney-Moore, chief executive at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, has announced her decision to step down from the role after 10 years’ service.
Heather Tierney-Moore first joined the organisation as CEO in January 2009, having worked record with NHS at board and national level in England and Scotland.
She was credited her “significant contribution” to the trust and the “wider health economy in Lancashire and South Cumbria over the last decade”.
Tierney-Moore said she had decided to step down “to pursue other interests”.
She added: “This was not an easy decision to make and when reflecting on what has been a significant part of my career, I feel incredibly proud of all that we have achieved during this time.
“I have always agreed with the chair that when the time comes, I would give him twelve months’ notice and I will be honouring my promise. I will continue to lead the trust and drive forward the improvements that we have committed to.
Professor Donna Mead has been made the new chair of Velindre NHS Trust in Cardiff, taking over from Rosemary Kennedy.
Mead has more than 40 years of experience as an NHS nurse and has been an independent member of several NHS organisations. She is also a trustee of St John (Cymru) Wales and a governor at Neath Port Talbot Group College.
Commenting on her appointment, she said: “Like everyone who lives in Wales and beyond I am aware of the awesome reputation that all aspects of the trust has for service delivery.
“I realise that the outgoing chair, Rosemary Kennedy, has left me with very big shoes to fill and that will be one of my challenges. I am joining the trust at an exciting time and look forward to seeing the many important plans come to fruition.”