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Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust appoints new Chairman

Steve Mycio

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 future."

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 Foundation Charity.

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."