It’s a case of New Year, new challenge, for a former top civil servant – who has just become a Non-Executive Director of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Terry Moran CB will bring over 35 years of skills, knowledge and experience to a post which will see him offer advice to the Board governing Pinderfields, Dewsbury and Pontefract hospitals.
And the really good news for people in our city is that Terry – whose most recent appointment was as Second Permanent Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions - describes himself as, “a Wakefield man for over 30 years who has experienced healthcare from a patient’s perspective.”
Terry started working straight from school and his career has seen him hold posts including Chief Executive of The Pension Service, a director of the former Benefits Agency for Yorkshire and Chief Executive of the Disability and Carers Service. He successfully completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School (Boston, Massachusetts) in 2005.
His voluntary roles have included being a trustee of the national Board of Victim Support. He is currently Chair of Trustees for Together for Short Lives, a leading UK charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and also a Board member at the Social Care Institute for Excellence. Terry was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2007.
Jules Preston MBE, Chairman of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Board, said: “This appointment is a real coup for our Trust and I am sure Terry’s input will result in huge benefits to healthcare in our region. Terry brings with him an impressive track record of partnership building, integrity and strong leadership. He has undoubted energy and enthusiasm and real commitment to his local community.”
Terry will take his place on a Board that is responsible for the leadership, direction, control and risk management of local hospitals which typically admit 170 patients per day as emergencies and carries out 270 operations every 24 hours!
Said Terry: “I am really looking forward to the challenge of working with The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. They have big plans and what really appeals is that they are focused on delivering the very best care for patients. And of course we all know that working in Wakefield – means working with great people!”
Terry’s appointment is from 8 December 2015 until 31 March 2019. He will receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. The appointment was made by the NHS Trust Development Authority who is responsible for appointing all chairs and non-executives to NHS trusts throughout England. Terry has no declared political activity over the last five years. All appointments are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments, and made following an open competition based on merit, in a way that is open, transparent and fair to all applicants.