Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Professor Meghana Pandit as its permanent chief executive officer.
Meghana was appointed initially as CEO in July 2022 on a fixed term basis, and has now been appointed permanently to the position.
The trust noted: “All members of the interview panel unanimously agreed that Meghana was the preferred candidate for appointment and this recommendation was approved at a meeting of the Council of Governors on Wednesday 15 February.
“Meghana becomes the trust’s first female CEO and she is also the first person of colour to be appointed as the CEO of any NHS trust in the Shelford Group, which represents some of the biggest teaching hospitals in the country.”
Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery, Chair of Oxford University Hospitals, said: “I am delighted that Meghana has now been appointed to the CEO role on a permanent basis and I am looking forward to working with her personally in what promises to be an exciting new era under her leadership.
“She gave an outstanding interview which demonstrated her preparation, passion, and desire to take on the role of chief executive officer on a permanent basis.
“Meghana has a strong focus on staff engagement and building the patient voice into the strategic development of the trust and her approach is strongly aligned with our Trust values and with our vision of delivering compassionate excellence to our patients.”