Appointment of new executive managing director for mental health

Appointment of new executive managing director for mental health

Grant Macdonald to take up role in March 2022

Grant Macdonald has been named as Oxford Health’s new executive managing director for Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism. He is expected to take up his role in March 2022.

An exceptional leader with 17 years’ board level experience, Grant’s NHS career spans 33 years and he remains a registered mental health nurse.

He has worked in the region before, previously as Executive Nurse and Chief Operating Officer at Berkshire Healthcare before joining Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust as Executive Director of Strategy & Workforce. For the past two years he has been the COO at Southern Health.

Grant said: “I am very much looking forward to joining Oxford Health and working with colleagues to deliver the vision of outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team.”

Commenting on the appointment, Chief Executive Dr Nick Broughton said: “We are delighted that we will have such an exceptional and strategic leader joining us in the new year, bringing his expertise to a range of great programmes of work under way across all areas of the Trust.”

Tehmeena Ajmal, the Trust’s former Covid Operations Director, will continue in her ongoing interim role as executive MD for mental health until Grant’s arrival.

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Published: 30 November 2021