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Sir David Henshaw is appointed as Chairman at WUTH

Announcement from Janelle Holmes, Chief Executive

Last week we held interviews for the role of Chairman of our organisation. I am delighted to announce that following that robust process Sir David Henshaw has been appointed as our new Chairman.

Sir David has been with our organisation since February last year as Interim Chair bringing with him his extensive experience and expertise as we have stabilised the senior team over the past 12 months.

As you all know, Sir David is a very well-respected figure with significant experience in the health sector. Organisations to have benefitted from his expertise include Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, NHS North West, North-West Strategic Health Authority, Dorset Healthcare Foundation Trust, Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s.

Among his many achievements, Sir David was responsible for the review of the child support system in the UK in 2007. He was also involved in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit Capability Review programme of central government departments.

Alongside his valuable experience within the health arena, Sir David has worked extensively in local government. He spent ten years at Knowsley Borough Council before being appointed as Chief Executive of Liverpool City Council, a role which he occupied for seven years.

I would personally like to thank Sir David for all his support since my appointment as Chief Executive and I look forward to continuing this strong partnership work.

This appointment is excellent news for our organisation as we continue on our journey of improvement, so we can provide the best possible care for our patients.

I would like to pass on my congratulations on this hugely important appointment for our organisation and I am sure you will all join in me in wishing Sir David the very best in the role as our new Chairman.

 

Kind regards,

Janelle Holmes,

Chief Executive