Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS FT new chief executive announced

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS FT has announced the appointment of Brendan Brown as its new Chief Executive. 

Brendan joins the trust from Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, where he was Chief Executive.

Philip Lewer, Chair of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, commented: “On behalf of The CHFT Board of Directors and Council of Governors, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Brown as our new Chief Executive. 

“This is an exciting time for Brendan to return to the Trust. He brings with him a wealth of experience and leadership skills gained from his time as Chief Executive of Airedale Foundation Trust and his time as Executive Director of Nursing /Deputy Chief Executive both here at CHFT and Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“We look forward to welcoming Brendan back and I am confident that he will continue to drive forward our transformative plans to deliver the highest quality compassionate care to the people of Calderdale and Huddersfield.”

Commenting on his appointment, Brendan Brown, said: “I am thrilled and deeply honoured to be returning to Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as its Chief Executive. 

“I know the organisation well and am looking forward to working with colleagues old and new.   As we move forward together, we’ll continue to face huge pressures; with the continued impact of the pandemic still being felt, a surge in acute demand and a backlog in elective procedures. But there is no doubt in my mind that we will rise to the challenge.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues at my current organisation, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. I am enormously proud of Airedale and all that we have collectively achieved.  It is a trust with a huge ambition and a very particular place at the heart of its community.  I shall be very sorry to leave it when the time comes but know that I leave it in the capable hands of a strong leadership team and a committed, compassionate workforce who will take it from strength to strength.”