Professor Suzanne Hinchliffe CBE
Deputy Chief Executive / Chief Nurse
From 20 May 2013, commenced as Deputy Chief Executive 5 January 2015
Suzanne joined us from the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, where she was Chief Nurse from 2009.
Joining the NHS in 1979, Suzanne trained as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife building a portfolio of nursing and operational experience across the UK alongside further qualifications at masters level in business, finance and law.
Suzanne has extensive experience in acute NHS services and has also been a member of a number of national advisory committees involved in regulatory inspection and has led board governance reviews across acute, primary care and ambulance service organisations. Working at executive level over the past 19 years, Suzanne has had experience in Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nurse positions with two periods as interim Chief Executive.
Suzanne covered the role of the Chief Operating Officer during a period of unavailability of the actual post holder and formally commenced her new duties from 5 January 2015 as deputy Chief Executive/ Chief Nurse. She is also responsible for Operational Services.