The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Mike Baker CBE

Mike Baker CBE

Non-Executive Director

An Associate Non-Executive Director from 11 April 2022 and became a Non-Executive Director from 1 November 2022.

Mike is a proud and passionate public servant who has held leadership roles in the three largest Departments of State. Most recently Mike was Chief Operating Officer at the Ministry of Defence, an organisation of 230,000 military and civilian colleagues with an annual spend of £49 billion.

Mike has deep knowledge and experience of delivery, transformation and cultural change in large, complex environments. He has been named Public Sector Director of the Year and was appointed CBE for Public Service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2012.

Mike is passionate about leadership, coaching others to achieve their full potential, and unlocking previously untapped talent. He is an avid year-round tennis player and an FA qualified football coach.

Mike is a member of Finance & Performance and DIT Committees.