Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) have announced that their new Chief Executive is Neil Thwaite.

Neil has over 25 years’ experience of working in the NHS (13 at Board level), in a number of settings. He has been with the organisation since 2006 and has served as Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategic Development. He has a proven track record of successful, transformational leadership at board level and has been at the forefront of securing new services for GMMH, expanding its geographical footprint to Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside and the wider North.

Neil was integral in the successful acquisition of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust and has supported the development of positive relationships and partnerships across Greater Manchester helping to ensure that mental health features prominently on the devolution agenda.  He also played a significant role in two robust Care Quality Commission inspections in 2016 and 2017 which resulted in the organisation being rated ‘Good’ for the quality of services and, latterly, ‘Outstanding’ for being well-led.

Rupert Nichols, Chair, said’ “The Board welcomes Neil’s appointment and I am confident he will give us clear guidance and direction, as well as strong leadership firmly based in our shared values.”



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