MAHSC appoints new Chief Operating Officer
Peter Noble has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer for
the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre(MAHSC), starting on
October 1 2013. Mr Noble is currently the Director of Operations
for the Medical Research Council in The Gambia, which manages the
largest concentration of UK medical research in a developing
MAHSC - a partnership between The University of Manchester and
six NHS organisations - conducts leading-edge research dedicated to
developing new treatments for the benefit of NHS patients and
includes some of the most highly rated NHS trusts in the country.
MAHSC is one of just five Academic Health Science Centres in the
country, and the only one in the North of England.
Mr Noble has extensive experience of leading health care
provision and health research at executive level, and is a previous
winner of the Institute of Health Service Management Award. In the
three years since Peter joined the MRC in Gambia, the Unit has
secured a 30% growth in high quality research funding and was
recently awarded the 2013 UK Business Continuity Award for its work
on strategy and partnerships.
Professor Ian Jacobs, Director of the Manchester Academic Health
Science Centre (MAHSC), said: "Peter's appointment is a great
development for our partnership. His combination of experience in
both the NHS and Higher Education sectors makes him ideally suited
to helping implement our exciting plans. Peter's arrival will
complete an exceptionally strong leadership team for MAHSC, and
equips us to do even more to drive research and innovation in the
North West, nationally and internationally."
Mr Noble said: "I'm attracted by the fact that MAHSC has a firm
community base and mission within the North West of England, and at
the same time has the scale and ambition to occupy a place on the
world stage. Manchester is already one of the most attractive
locations in Europe for companies looking to develop innovative
research, and I'm looking forward to helping the partners develop
their offering to become one of the best in the world."
"I am passionate about the potential for partnerships between
health, research and education, and excited about the scale of the
opportunity to improve health and health care by facilitating even
closer collaboration between MAHSC's outstanding partner