Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust appoints new Chairman
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
(CMFT) has appointed its new Chairman, Steve Mycio, who will take
up the position in January 2015 following the retirement of the
current Chairman, Peter Mount CBE, at the end of this year.
On his appointment, Steve Mycio said: "I am incredibly excited
to be the Chair of such an esteemed and valued Manchester
institution. Having been a non-executive director for more
than four years, I am well aware of the magnificent leadership
Peter has shown and know he will be a hard act to follow. I
was born and bred in Manchester and have worked in the City all my
life. There is much to be done to tackle poor health outcomes
across the conurbation and it is a tremendous honour to be given
the opportunity to lead CMFT into this challenging but exciting
Steve Mycio has held a number of senior public service positions
in Manchester throughout his career including; Deputy CEO
(Performance and Inclusion), Deputy CEO (Regeneration) for
the City Council and most recently, Interim Chief Executive at the
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Steve has also enjoyed a national profile as a member of several
high level task groups such as the National Partnership on Health
Inequalities, National Crime Reduction working group and has
presented evidence to a number of national bodies. He
continues to be a very active member of the community and is
involved in a number of voluntary activities including Governor of
Manchester Health Academy and Board member of Manchester United
Lead Governor, Dr Keith Paver, added: "Steve's experience and
expertise meant that CMFT's Council of Governors were able to
approve his appointment with complete confidence. He knows
the City and its challenges well and has played a key part in the
progress Manchester has made over the last 20 years. The
Governors are committed to working with him and the Board of
Directors to deliver outstanding patient care and health services
that we can all be proud of."
Sir Michael Deegan, Chief Executive of CMFT said: "We are
delighted with the appointment of Steve as our new Chairman.
He has been a committed and valuable non-executive director and we
know he is passionate about improving services for our patients and
carers. With his strong public service background and
experience with local communities, Steve is the ideal person to
lead our Trust."
Sir Michael added, "However, with the arrival of a new Chairman,
sadly we must say goodbye to Peter Mount CBE, who has been an
outstanding leader of the board. Since becoming Chairman in
2001, Peter's leadership, sound advice, objectivity and unstinting
support has helped us to shape a clear vision and strategy to
ensure the delivery of high quality care to more than a million
patients a year.
"Peter's service to patients and the wider NHS goes well beyond
his work with us here in CMFT. Following an outstanding
career in industry, Peter has also been Chairman of Salford Royal
Hospitals, Chairman of the NHS Confederation and he served on the
Audit Committee of the Department of Health for five years.
"I know my board colleagues and I feel extremely privileged to
have worked with Peter for the past 13 years and we wish him all
the best in his retirement."