Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS appoints new CEO

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS FT has appointed Toby Lewis as its chief executive officer.

Toby is currently a senior fellow in health inequalities at The King’s Fund, and will now join the trust in March next year.

Across a thirty-year career in health services, Tony held a number of roles including being chief executive of an integrated care trust in the Black Country. 

Commenting on the appointment, Tony said: “I am delighted to be returning to Yorkshire to lead an organisation that has a trusted place within local communities, and an important role in the wider health system across South Yorkshire.

“There is a strong tradition at RDaSH of partnerships with others, including community organisations, industry and universities.  Alongside primary care, we want to deliver fantastic community-based care for residents with mental and physical health needs, including local people with learning disabilities.  Our outstanding work for children and young people is at the forefront of work locally to address health inequalities.”

Kathryn Lavery, Chair of RDaSH, added: “I am delighted that after a national recruitment campaign we have appointed an experienced chief executive with a commitment to compassionate leadership and community involvement.  I know Toby will be a great addition to our leadership teams and build on work done over recent years.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Kathryn Singh for her dedication, support, commitment and hard work and especially for the compassionate and devoted way she led the organisation through the tough years of COVID-19. Our Deputy Chief Executive Sheila Lloyd will lead the Trust through winter as the interim CEO.”