13 JAN

I am very pleased to announce that following a rigorous recruitment process I have appointed Mark Powell as the new Deputy Chief Executive for LPT, taking over from Dani Cecchini when she leaves this post.

Mark has a wealth of NHS experience having worked across several different parts of the healthcare system and is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, with responsibility for leading all operational services, estates and facilities, information management and technology and pharmacy.

There is a short biography about Mark at the end of my message which provides you with some further information about his background. I am sure you will join me in welcoming Mark to our Trust when he joins us at some point in April.

Thanks,
Angela

Angela Hillery, chief executive

Mark Powell – a short biography

Mark started his NHS career in 2002 working in public health, where he oversaw the development and delivery of community health improvement programmes, including one of the first NHS community-based childhood obesity programmes.

In 2006 Mark took on the Associate Director of Performance for South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust with responsibility for acute, community and mental health commissioning.

In 2010 Mark moved to the acute hospital sector, working for Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as Associate Director for their Surgery and Women and Children’s Division. In 2012 he was appointed to Burton’s Board as Executive Director of Operations, with responsibility for leading all operational services, including two community hospitals.

Mark joined Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in 2015 as Director of Strategy, leading the Trust’s business and transformation functions, partnerships, procurement and contracting, until October 2016 when he was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer.  As Chief Operating Officer, Mark leads operational services, estates and facilities, information management and technology and pharmacy.

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