Chief Executive Officer, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton
Stephen joined University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHSFT in September 2022. He was previously the CEO of Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Cambridge.
During his time at Royal Papworth, Stephen successfully delivered the move to a new state-of-the-art hospital and under his leadership Royal Papworth became the first NHS hospital trust in the country to receive an ‘Outstanding’ rating across all Care Quality Commission (CQC) domains.
Stephen has a strong track record of delivering both quality and performance and building professional links with industry, research and academic partners.
As CEO, Stephen is committed to working with colleagues across the Trust and the Derbyshire and Staffordshire communities to support the delivery of our strategy to provide exceptional care together and the best outcomes for patients.
In addition to his Chief Executive role: Stephen is a member of the national Organ Utilisation Group, established by the Department of Health and Social Care to maximise the potential for organ transplantation; and the Chair of Joined Up Care Derbyshire’s Provider Collaborative Leadership and Urgent and Emergency Care Delivery Boards.
Stephen is also a Trustee of the Intensive Care Society, an alumni of Harvard Business School, and works with the CQC as a Well-Led Executive Reviewer.
Stephen is an NHS Foundation Trust partner member of the ICB Board.