Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals – Appointment of Chief Executive
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Non-Executive Directors have appointed Mark Davies to the role of permanent Chief Executive, which was approved by the Council of Governors at a meeting yesterday (Thursday).
Mark has been interim Chief Executive since August. He has more than twenty years’ experience as a Chief Executive of NHS trusts including Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust and North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust. In 2007/8 he was CEO at both Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust and St Mary’s Hospital Paddington NHS Trust at the same time, and played a key role in their merger to form Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
After three years at the NHS London Strategic Health Authority, in 2011, Mark became Chief Executive of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – the UK’s first Academic Health Science Centre. Mark left Imperial in 2014 to join Monitor as Improvement Director.
John Fry, Chairman of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am delighted that Mark will remain with us as our permanent Chief Executive. Since his arrival in August he has demonstrated great leadership skills and vision, which are crucial in dealing with the challenges of the NHS today.”
Professor David Richardson, Vice Chancellor at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Non-Executive Director at NNUH said: “I am very pleased that Mark has accepted the role as permanent chief executive, he brings huge experience and knowledge to this role. Mark’s previous experience will help to drive the collaboration between the University and the Hospital, and other partners across Norwich Research Park which is vital in maximising the potential of research and translational medicine here.”
Mark Davies, Chief Executive of NNUH, said: “This is a wonderful hospital in a wonderful county, with fantastic staff whose dedication is inspiring and I am delighted to become the Chief Executive here at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals. We have already started a conversation as to how our hospitals can best serve our patients and the community, listening to and working with staff, governors and stakeholders, and we are all working hard to give our patients the best quality service possible.”