Trust appoints a new Chair

Trust appoints a new Chair



Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new Chair, Professor Michael Brown CBE DL to lead its Board, Council of Governors and to represent the interests of patients and the organisation locally, regionally and nationally.


Professor Brown is currently the independent Chair of Procure Plus Holdings Limited and recently served as Chair of Alder Hey Children’s Charity. Previously the Vice-Chancellor, CEO and Board Member of Liverpool John Moores University, Michael served as Chair of the Strategy Committee of the Merseyside European Union Objective One Funding, the Liverpool Democracy Commission, Liverpool Strategic Improvement and Innovation Programme and the Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust (Everyman and Playhouse Theatres).


Irene Cooke, Lead Public Governor for the trust said: “We are delighted to welcome Michael to the trust. His enthusiasm for NHS services, its patients and staff will help strengthen the voice of the people of Wirral and Cheshire in shaping community health services for the future.”


“Michael brings significant skills to the trust. His leadership experience, expertise in developing partnerships and his ability to inspire positive change will actively support the Board of Directors in leading the business.”


Professor Brown said: “As a Wirral resident I am absolutely delighted to be joining Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust as its Chair. Since becoming a foundation trust last year, it has proved itself to be a successful and innovative organisation and one which has significant opportunities ahead. It is central to transforming health care in communities and I am proud to be part of the trust’s future.”


Professor Michael Brown is due to start at the trust in early September 2017.

Last Updated: Monday, 31 July 2017 14:08

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