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Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown

Role: Chief Executive

Ruth is Chief Executive of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and was appointed in December 2021 having been Executive Director of Strategy and Operations since 2017 and then Deputy CEO. She is also a trustee of Voluntary Action Sheffield and The Children’s Hospital Charity.

Ruth has 34 years of NHS experience and strives to be a leader who creates a compassionate and inclusive NHS for all. She has worked in regional and local systems in both provider and commissioning roles and has a wealth of experience leading complex change, promoting improved patient and colleague experience, creating strategy and leading collaborations within and across organisations. She led Sheffield Children’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ruth is currently the lead CEO for the South Yorkshire Acute Federation and South Yorkshire Children and Young People’s Alliance. She is Co-Chair of the National Children’s Hospital Alliance and also a member of many partnerships including the South Yorkshire Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Provider Collaborative and Sheffield Health and Care Partnership.

Board Attendances in 2022/23: 11/11

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