Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has announced that Chief Executive Phil Morley has decided to leave the organisation.
Phil Morley said: “I can confirm that I will be moving on as Chief Executive. This was a personal decision that I took several weeks ago and I shared it with my senior team in order that we could put transitional arrangements in place. It was an extremely difficult decision for me to take and I will miss my colleagues and all the incredible staff at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.”
The interim Chief Executive will be John Saxby, formerly Chief Executive of Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
The Trust has also confirmed the appointment of Dr Keith Hopkins as Interim Chairman.
Dr Keith Hopkins’ appointment as Interim Chairman follows the announcement last November that Rob Deri had decided to step down from the role.
Dr Hopkins is currently a Non-Executive Director at the Trust, having been appointed in May 2009. He will start in his new role as interim Chairman from Monday 14th April, and will receive remuneration of £23,600, which is the current rate for Chairs of NHS Trusts.
Dr Hopkins has to date enjoyed a varied business career and brings a wealth of senior management experience to the Trust. Among many of his appointments he was Group Chief Executive for Croda International Plc between 1987-1999 and Chairman between 1999-2001. He has also held non-executive positions at Tate and Lyle Plc and the University of Hull where he is currently the Pro-Chancellor. Dr Hopkins is also a board member at the Hull York Medical School.