Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough announced

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) has announced Anna Hills is to become its Chief Executive.

Anna is currently Chief Executive of James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She joined the trust in 2010, and was appointed to Chief Executive in August 2019.

Tracy Dowling, the current Chief Executive, recently retired after four years with trust and 38 years with the NHS.

Anna Hills, said: “I am very proud to have been appointed the next Chief Executive of CPFT. It will be no easy task taking over from Tracy, but I will be looking to build on the legacy that she has left, and working alongside our staff and each of our teams to continue to improve services for patients, service-users and carers.

“It remains a very challenging time for the NHS, but I am very excited about this opportunity, and I am really looking forward to getting started.”

Julie Spence, Chair, CPFT, said: “I am delighted to confirm that Anna will be joining our trust. We have undergone a rigorous recruitment process and she was the outstanding candidate in a high-calibre field.

“Her knowledge, experience and commitment to collaborative leadership make her the right choice to take our Trust forward, and to continue to improve our services for all those who require them.”

Anna will take up the role in the new year, with a start date yet to be confirmed. Until then, CPFT’s Finance Director, Scott Haldane, will be Acting CEO at the mental health and community physical health provider.