New chief for Lincolnshire trust

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Brenden Hayes has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) bringing over 16 years of senior NHS management experience.

He will join from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive.

He is due to take over from interim Chief Executive Anne-Maria Newham this summer.

“I am absolutely delighted to be appointing Brendan. He brings a wealth of relevant experience, both in mental health and operational management,” said Paul Devlin, Chair at LPFT.

“Brendan made a great impression on the more than 50 staff, governors and other stakeholders involved in the assessment and interview process.

“I am excited about Brendan’s aspirations for the Trust and we are all very much looking forward to working with Brendan as we continue on our drive for continuous quality improvement across our services.”

Brendan added: “I’m excited to be joining such a values driven Trust, rated by the CQC as Outstanding for well-led and Good overall.

“LPFT’s robust vision and culture were a key reason why I applied for this role as they resonate very strongly with me, particularly the focus on values-based leadership.

“I am enthusiastic about working for such a thriving and successful Trust, and I look forward to working with staff and stakeholders to ensure we build on current good work and continue to do our very best for services users, their families and carers, as well as for our staff and volunteers.”