Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust chief executive appointed

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has announced a new Chief Executive.

Stacey Hunter will take over from Cara Charles-Barks MBE who will become the chief executive at the Royal United Hospitals Bath.

Nick Marsden, the chair of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust made the announcement: “It is with great pleasure that I can announce the new Chief Executive Officer at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust will be Stacey Hunter.” 

“We had considerable interest in the position and finding opportunities for candidates to visit the hospital has been challenging given the COVID-19 restrictions.”

“The panel was determined to find a candidate that would fit in and continue to drive the progress we have made here at Salisbury over the past 4 years. We are confident we have achieved that objective.”

Recently Stacey seconded to Yorkshire & Humber Nightingale Hospital as Chief Operating Officer in response to the COVID-19 crisis.    

She started her career as a nurse in 1990 at Hull Hospitals and Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

From 1996 Stacey undertook Senior Nurse and Matron roles at Leeds Teaching Hospitals (LTHT) and from 2001, she took on business and service management positions, including a secondment to West Yorkshire Cardiovascular Network as a Quality Improvement Manager.

In 2006, Stacey was appointed Directorate Manager and Head of Clinical Management Team for Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Immunology Services at LTHT. In 2009, she became a Divisional Director at the Trust for the Leeds Children’s Hospital, Women’s, Head & Neck Services, and the Leeds Dental Institute. Stacey joined Airedale NHS FT in July 2013 as Chief Operating Officer where she worked for six years.

Currently, Stacey works as the Executive Director of Acute Provider Collaboration for Bradford and Airedale Foundation Trusts, a post she has held since April 2019.