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New Chief Executive Announced for Nottingham University Hospitals

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Anthony May as its new Chief Executive.

Anthony is currently Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire County Council, with responsibility for the council’s £1.1 billion budget and around 18,000 staff who work directly and indirectly for the council. He is also Chair of the Midlands Engine Operating Board and was for three years Chair of the Association of County Council Chief Executives. A start date for Anthony is still to be agreed, but we are working towards early autumn.

Anthony added: “I am delighted to be appointed as the Chief Executive for the Trust, which is very important to local people and the wider system.  My focus will be on the current challenges facing the Trust, including improvements in the maternity service, flow through the hospital, and the way the organisation is led.  In particular, I would like to reassure those who have come forward bravely as part of the independent maternity review, that I am determined that the Trust provides full support to the process and can deliver the improvements needed for local mothers, babies and families. In the lead up to my appointment, I met a number of colleagues who work in the Trust, and some of the patients who receive services.  In all of these conversations, I was met by honesty and a commitment to improve.  I intend to harness this commitment and work with Trust Board, staff, patients and partners, to ensure the Trust is as good as it can be, now and into the future.”

Nick Carver, Chair of the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “I am delighted that Anthony has been appointed as our new Chief Executive.  He has extensive knowledge of the issues faced by the system, a proven commitment to partnership working and a strong track record in the provision of excellent services that are accountable to the public. 

“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Rupert for leading the organisation for the last ten months.  Rupert is well respected in the organisation and has provided both stability and assurance during a time of transition, and for that, the Board and his Executive Team thank him.”

Cllr Ben Bradley MP shared his congratulations on Anthony’s appointment: ‘‘Anthony has been a fantastic servant to Nottinghamshire and its residents over many years.  Whilst I am very sad to see him leaving the Council, I know that this exemplary service will continue in his new role at NUH. 

“Anthony’s excellent reputation and existing stakeholder relationships across the area will be of huge benefit to the Trust and, by extension, to local residents.  I have no doubt that he is the right appointment for the job.

“On behalf of everyone at the Council I want to thank Anthony for the many years of hard work and service he has put in here, for which I am both personally and professionally very grateful, and to wish him the very best of luck.’’



Background information about Anthony: Anthony was appointed to the post of Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire County Council in April 2015, having joined the Council in 2004.  Formerly the Corporate Director for Children, Families and Cultural Services, and Deputy Chief Executive, Anthony has substantial experience in delivering strategic improvements to meet local and national priorities.

As Chief Executive, Anthony is the Head of Paid Service and has overall responsibility for the Council's £1.1 billion budget and the many thousands of employees who work directly or indirectly for the Council.

Over the last five years, Anthony has played a role in the Midlands Engine.  He is Chair of the Midlands Engine Operating Board and has oversight of the Engine’s strategic programmes and projects.

Anthony is one of the nine chief executive leads (representing the East Midlands), who work with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, on the response to Covid-19 and the strategic direction of local government. Anthony was the Chair of the Association of County Chief Executives for three years. In addition, Anthony is the Clerk to the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and chairs the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Chief Officers Forum. 


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