23 April 2019
Next Chief Executive appointed to lead AWP
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) NHS Trust has
appointed Dominic Hardisty as its new Chief Executive.
Dominic is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy
Chief Executive at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. He will take
up his role at AWP in August 2019, replacing Dr Hayley Richards,
who announced her plans to retire in January and will be leaving
the Trust at the end of May. Simon Truelove will fill the role of
Acting Chief Executive until Dominic arrives.
Dominic brings with him 20 years as a leader, with the last 10
in the NHS, where he has worked across acute and community trusts.
He has led teams to transform services across acute, community,
mental health and children's/young people's pathways, as well as
leading on responses to CQC inspections and formation of
partnerships across primary, acute, community and social care.
The Chair of AWP, Charlotte Hitchings, said: "I am absolutely
delighted to be appointing Dominic.
"He brings a wealth of relevant experience, both in mental
health and strategic and operational management. Dominic made a
great impression on the more than 50 staff, service users, carers
and other stakeholders involved in the assessment and interview
Dominic said: "I am thrilled to be appointed Chief Executive of
AWP. There are great things going on in the Trust and I look
forward to joining and working with staff and stakeholders to
ensure we build on current good work and continue to do our very
best for service users, their families and carers, as well as for
our staff to make AWP outstanding."
Charlotte added: "I am excited about Dominic's aspirations for
the Trust and we are all very much looking forward to working with
him as we continue on our drive for continuous quality improvement
across our services for the benefit of the people we serve.
I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Hayley Richards
once again for her commitment, passion and hard work throughout her
long career with the NHS and to wish her well in her
Dominic holds a degree from Oxford University and an MBA from
Harvard Business School and is currently training to be a Health
Care Assistant (HCA).