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Appointment of Deputy Chief Executive Officer announced


Simon Crowther will take up the role of Deputy Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on Monday 30 September 2024.

Simon is currently Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Chief Executive at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.

He is also the lead Chief Finance Officer for the Provider Collaborative in Derbyshire, Chair of the Midlands Finance Academy Board, and Trustee of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Simon has formerly held roles at Board level in a number of NHS organisations, and throughout his career has worked across different sectors and health communities within the NHS.

As Deputy Chief Executive Officer at OUH, Simon will focus on areas including strategy, planning, transformation, improvement and innovation, and delivery of the Annual Plan. He will also deputise for the Chief Executive Officer as and when required.

Professor Meghana Pandit, Chief Executive Officer, said: "I am delighted that following interviews on 11 March I am now able to announce that we appointed Simon Crowther as our Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

"I look forward to working closely with Simon when he joins us here at OUH later this year. His knowledge and experience will strengthen the Board's leadership and I am sure that OUH colleagues and our partners at Place and System levels will join me in giving him a warm welcome when he starts in post."

Simon Crowther said: "I'm delighted to be joining OUH at such an important time, and I look forward to working alongside the Trust's dedicated teams for the benefit of patients and local people.

"I hope to play a part in shaping how we deliver great care and improve health outcomes, and continuing to build the future success of the organisation together."