NCA have appointed Dr Owen Williams OBE as the new Chief Executive.

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NHS Quest are delighted to share that Northern Care Alliance (NCA) have appointed Dr Owen Williams OBE as the new Chief Executive.

Dr Williams has an extensive career and has been the Chief Executive of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) since 2012. Dr Williams has also been the Senior Responsible Officer for Capital and Estates in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS since 2017.

Dr Williams is a Board member at NHS Quest with his current role as CEO at member organisation, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

Recognising his contribution to health care, Dr Williams featured in the 2020 New Year’s Honours list and was awarded an OBE for service to health care across West Yorkshire. Dr Williams also led a national piece of work across the NHS regarding health inequalities.

Dr Williams also works across national roles. He is the Chair of the National Health Inequalities Expert Advisory Group and was previously the Vice Chair of the NHS Confederation. Prior to joining the NHS,  Dr Williams was Chief Executive at both Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council and Rossendale District Borough Council.

Commenting on his appointment, Dr Williams, said: “I am both delighted and honoured to be taking up the Chief Executive role at NCA.

The Board’s ongoing commitment to patient quality and safety, alongside their desire to provide the maximum support possible to colleagues providing care, is what attracted me to the role. This, together with collaborating further with our partners, presents a real opportunity for us to collectively move forward with confidence.”

Dr Williams will join the NCA as the new Chief Executive at the end of Summer as current Chief Executive, Raj Jain, retires from the NHS.