12 April 2016
Hayley Richards has been appointed as Chief Executive of AWP
Hayley, who was serving as Acting Chief Executive
following the departure of Iain Tulley, was selected following an
interview process involving stakeholders, NHS Improvement, service
users, staff, and carers.
Tony Gallagher Chair of the Trust Board said, "I am delighted
that Hayley has accepted this role. Hayley demonstrated to the
interview panel that she has the skills and passion to continue the
work she has started. We were especially impressed with her
commitment to making service users active participants in their
care and not passive recipients. Thank you to all the staff and
service users who contributed to this rigorous process."
Apart from a short time in Australia, Hayley has trained and
worked in the South West and has forged strong professional links
across the region. Her expertise includes both general and old age
Hayley, previously AWP's Medical Director said, "I am extremely
pleased to be appointed as AWP's new Chief Executive. I have been
in this role on an interim basis since December and I am keen to
continue building positive relationships with our stakeholders and
speaking out for mental health in the community.
"I am extremely proud of the organisation and its staff and look
forward to all that we will achieve together."
The Trust Board will continue to develop and strengthen with the
recruitment of a Medical Director and Director of Finance.
We are delighted to be able to make this announcement after
receiving the necessary Government agreement, following their
lengthy approval process.
An announcement regarding the Director of Operations will follow