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Chief People Officer appointed to Board

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Terry Roberts has been appointed as Chief People Officer at Oxford University Hospitals. He will take up the role in February 2020.

He will succeed Jane Nicholson who has been our Interim Chief People Officer since June 2019.

Terry is currently Director of People and Organisational Development at The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to this role he was Director of Workforce at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Associate Director of HR at Barts Health NHS Trust.

He has held a number of other senior HR positions in NHS trusts, as well as spending a year on secondment at the Department of Health as a National HR Advisor.

Terry is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), has completed the Top Manager Programme with the King’s Fund, and is a certified Coach and Mediator.

As Chief People Officer at OUH, Terry will have Board level responsibility for areas including workforce, organisational development, communications, staff engagement, employee relations, equality, diversity and inclusion, learning and development, culture and leadership.

Dr Bruno Holthof, Chief Executive Officer said: "I am delighted that Terry will be joining us at OUH in the new year and I look forward to working closely with him.

"His knowledge and experience will strengthen the Board's leadership and I am sure that he will drive forward the People agenda at OUH with a strong focus on recruiting and retaining the best staff to provide high quality care for our patients.

"I would like to thank Jane Nicholson for all her hard work since she joined us as Interim Chief People Officer in June 2019. She has made a significant contribution during her time with us at OUH and she will remain with us until Terry Roberts joins the Trust in February to ensure a smooth transition. We wish Jane all the best for the future."

Terry Roberts said: I'm absolutely delighted to be joining OUH as its new Chief People Officer in the New Year. I am excited by the prospect of being part of an inspiring team that is looking to achieve excellence by developing its people.

"I am passionate about working with all our people across OUH to have a positive impact on patient care and staff experience. As a Healthcare People Management Association award winner, I am looking forward to building an award-winning team that will enable us to deliver the best care possible and make OUH a great place to work."