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Darren Banks

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Darren has been the Trust Director of Strategy since April 2006 and has led a number of major organisation-wide initiatives including the successful Foundation Trust application in January 2009, the acquisition of Trafford Healthcare Trust in April 2012 and played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Greater Manchester Major Trauma Centre Collaborative - a delivery mechanism for genuine cross-institutional working. As a member of the Greater Manchester Devolution Transition Team, Darren is currently helping to shape the future governance arrangements linked to this historic agreement.

Darren is responsible for all aspects of strategic planning and for providing a robust framework for the development of corporate and service strategy. supported by a small but senior team, Darren manages many of the Trusts major stakeholder relationships and works closely with our hospital leadership teams to ensure appropriate strategic positioning to deliver our vision.

Darren is a qualified accountant and has held senior financial and operational management positions within the NHS prior to joining the team.