Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chairman, Mark Todd, to lead the organisation from later this month.
Mark, who lives in Derbyshire, is currently a Lay member and Chair of Audit for NHS Erewash CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group). He is also Chair of the Trustees for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Mark has extensive experience of leading NHS Trusts and has previously Chaired NHS Derbyshire County, the Derbyshire cluster of Primary Care Trusts and NHS Derby City. He has significant board experience in both the public and private sectors and was the Member of Parliament for South Derbyshire between 1997- 2010.
Mark replaces current Acting Chairman, Mick Martin, who has been leading the Trust on an interim basis since September 2013. His appointment was confirmed by the Trust’s Council of Governors on 7 January 2014.
Professor Steve Trenchard, Chief Executive of Derbyshire Healthcare welcomed Mark to the Trust, saying: “I am delighted to welcome Mark to the Trust. We are very fortunate to gain the leadership of such an experienced and influential Chair, who has also been a member of our Trust since we gained Foundation Trust status in 2011. I look forward to working closely with Mark in the forthcoming months. On behalf of the Board I would also like to express my thanks to Mick Martin, who has provided the Trust with exceptional leadership over the last few months. Mick will sadly be leaving the Trust in the next few weeks, as he takes up his new executive post for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. I have greatly appreciated all his support and wish him the best of luck in his new role.”
Mark Todd said: “I am delighted to be joining the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's leadership. I have been a Trust member from the start and have always been a strong supporter of its work. I know the commitment the Trust has both to quality and to service user involvement and will aim to help build on both of those strengths. I look forward to working with our staff, our governors, those who rely on our services and our partners to improve the health and wellbeing of all the communities we serve.”