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Following a comprehensive national recruitment process, supported by NHS Executive Search, we are delighted to confirm that David Noyes has accepted our offer of the Chief Operating Officer post.

David is currently the Chief Operating Officer (Southampton and County Wide Services) at Solent NHS Trust, where he has been for the past four years.

Prior to that, he was Director of Planning, Performance and Corporate Services at Wiltshire CCG – also for four years.

Before joining the NHS David was a Naval officer for 28 years specialising principally in logistics, including a deployment as Chief Operating Officer for logistics with the Army’s Logistics Brigade in Afghanistan.

David said: “I’m delighted to be joining GHC at this exciting time, and really looking forwards to working with colleagues from across both the Trust and the ICS to deliver the best possible outcomes for the people we serve.”

Our Chair, Ingrid Barker, said: “We have been fortunate in securing David as our new COO for the Trust. He brings significant experience not only from his eight years in NHS director roles but also from a long and distinguished naval career. Our services and the people who rely on them will benefit from his operational expertise as well as his clear focus on partnerships and relationships.”

In the meantime, Hilary Shand, our Deputy COO, has agreed to continue as interim COO, a role she has been holding since April 2021 following John Campbell’s departure. We look forward to Hilary’s continued support in the interim COO role until David commences. David’s start date will be confirmed in due course.

Thank you to those colleagues, system partners and experts by experience who supported the recruitment process.