Ruth Brown was appointed Chief Executive on 8 December 2021.
Ruth originally joined Sheffield Children’s as Executive Director of Strategy and Operations in 2017, bringing 32 years of NHS experience. In 2019 she was appointed into the post of Deputy Chief Executive at the Trust, before moving into the role of Chief Executive. She is also a trustee on The Children’s Hospital Charity.
Ruth is experienced in leading complex change, promoting improved patient and colleague experience and leading collaborations within and across organisations. She led the Trust response to the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020/21 and commits to ensure compassionate, appropriate and timely response to the challenges facing families, colleagues and the Trust as a whole. This includes creating opportunities for mutual aid with other healthcare partners, which helped support the care and treatment of children and young people from across the region and beyond.
She works closely with colleagues on the Executive Team and with partner organisations to develop the Trust’s role in the Integrated Care System (ICS) across the region and Accountable Care Partnership (ACP) across the city.
Ruth previously held roles as Operations Director at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she led the integration of community and acute services for adults and has held a wide range of provider and commissioner roles.
Board Attendances in 2021/22: 12/12