New Chairman appointed to Hospital Trust

Communications TeamNews

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Moran CB as its new Chairman.

Terry is retired, having spent 36 years in the Civil Service, concluding his career as Second Permanent Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

He has a wealth of experience to bring to the role, and has held a number of key posts over the course of his career including time spent as Chief Operating Officer for DWP, Chief Executive of The Pension Service, and Chief Executive of the Disability and Carers Service.

Mr Moran is currently a Non Executive Director of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; Chair of Trustees at Together for Short Lives, a leading UK charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions; and a Trustee on the Board of the Social Care Institute for Excellence.

He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2007.

Mr Moran says: “I feel very privileged to have been appointed as Chair.  The role of Chair at any hospital Trust is a huge responsibility, and one which I am very much looking forward to taking on.

“Like many other Trusts, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust faces significant challenges in the coming years, however I believe it has very strong foundations upon which to build, and the recent CQC and Staff Survey reports for the Trust have reaffirmed this in recent days.

“I am looking forward to getting out and about within the Trust, meeting staff and patients and learning more about our various services and areas of expertise. I am also keen to meet with partners and local leaders to continue our joint working and ever stronger partnerships for the future.

“The people of Hull and the East Riding deserve health services of the highest standard, and I hope to use my experience to ensure staff feel suitably supported and valued, and patients continue to receive the very best care possible.”

Mr Moran has been appointed for a two year period, commencing 1st April 2017 and ending on 31st March 2019.

He will replace Mike Ramsden, who will step down from his current role as Trust Chairman at the end of this month. Mike’s term of office was due to finish at the end of January this year, but was extended until a new Chair could be appointed.

Mike says:

“The past two years have certainly been challenging, but it has been a fantastic journey and one which has been really rewarding for me personally.  As I leave Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Trust, I know the people here are in a strong position, and there’s a very different feel to the place. Things are moving in the right direction, and Terry joins the Trust at an exciting time. I would like to wish him all the best in his new role, and thank every single member of staff for their concerted efforts to provide the best possible care to our patients.”

Chris Long, Chief Executive of Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust says:

“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Terry to the Trust. He has a wealth of experience which will be extremely valuable to us, and we are looking forward to working with him and to the fresh perspective he will bring.

“I would also like to offer my personal thanks, and those of the entire Trust Board, to Mike Ramsden. Mike has steered our Trust through some quite difficult and challenging times over the past two years, and helped to drive improvements not just in respect of patient care, but also in terms of organisational culture and staff satisfaction. His contribution has been significant and is not to be underestimated. We wish Mike all the very best for the future.”

As the new Chair of Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Mr Moran is entitled to receive a remuneration of £40,000 per annum, and has declared no political activity in the last five years.