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 process.”
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.”