BIRMINGHAM Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWC) has a new top boss.
The Trust’s board appointed Matt Boazman as its new chief executive following an extensive recruitment process.
Matt has held the position of interim chief executive since the beginning of this year after Sarah-Jane Marsh left the organisation to take on a national role with the NHS.
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Trust Chair, said: “Matt’s appointment, which follows an extensive competitive process that included a strong field of applicants, signals a new chapter for BWC.
“Matt is known to many colleagues right across our Trust after dedicating the last decade to the organisation. He is a torch bearer for our values, as well as being a strong advocate for research, education and innovation; all of which are key to providing high quality patient care.
“Like all of us, he is also passionate about tackling inequalities that affect our staff and the health of so many people across our city and region.
“We’re now looking towards our future with Matt leading the organisation.”
Matt joined the NHS in 2002 via the graduate management training scheme.
He went on to a variety of roles across hospitals in Kent and the South East before joining the Aids Committee of Toronto, Canada.
On returning to the UK, Matt joined Whittington Hospital NHS Trust in North London as general manager and, over the next nine years he went on to become director of operations, a role he held when Whittington Health was formed following a merger with the local community NHS Trust.
Matt joined Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) in 2013 as director of strategy and planning before becoming chief officer strategy for Innovation in 2015 holding a board-level position when BCH became the first Trust of its kind to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission and, subsequently, when Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust was formed following a merger between BCH and the Women’s Hospital.
Matt said: “I feel deeply honoured to lead this wonderful organisation as its chief executive.
“I remain committed to our values of being ambitious, brave and compassionate and plan to give my personal energy and focus to leading my wonderful colleagues on the exciting next stages of our BWC journey.”