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Tuesday 23 May 2017
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Welcoming Richard Gregory as our new Interim Chairman

Richard Gregory, Interim Chairman
Richard Gregory, Interim Chairman

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to welcome a new Interim Chairman. Richard Gregory, former Chairman of Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, was formally appointed to the role by the Trust’s Council of Governors on Tuesday 8 December 2015.

Richard is an experienced non-executive director, senior independent director and chairman with a successful record in both the private and public sectors. He is a member of the strategic advisory board for the NHS Leadership Academy and trains board directors and governors for NHS Providers. Richard has a particular interest in developing effective risk and quality governance systems and board accountability for customer experience. 

On his appointment, Richard said “I am looking forward very much to working with the board, governors and staff of Derbyshire Healthcare. It is a Trust whose services to the residents of Derbyshire I have admired and respected for many years and it is an honour to be asked to join the team."

Richard replaces the Trust’s former Chairman, Mark Todd, who leaves the Trust in order to take on a family support role.

Ifti Majid, Acting Chief Executive said: “I am delighted to welcome Richard to the Trust. Richard is a local man from the High Peak, and has a wealth of experience and expertise which we can benefit from.  I look forward to working within him over the coming weeks and months.

“I would also like to thank Mark Todd for his contribution to the Trust over the last two years. Mark has been an active and dedicated Chairman and I wish him well for the future”.