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Children’s hospital appoints new chief executive

Published on: 10 Dec 2021

A strategy and operations director has been appointed to lead a children’s hospital after serving as its acting CEO.

Ruth Brown has been appointed chief executive of Sheffield Children’s Foundation Trust, the trust has announced.

She started at the trust in 2017 and has been executive director of strategy and operations, deputy CEO and most recently appointed acting CEO in April this year, after former chief executive John Somers took time away due to a “personal matter”. 

She will also continue as a trustee for The Children’s Hospital Charity.

Ms Brown said: “I’m thrilled to be appointed as the new chief executive of Sheffield Children’s.

“I’m excited to start a new chapter in our history and will continue to work hard to create a compassionate and inclusive organisation that puts children and young people at the heart of all we do.”

Sarah Jones, chair of Sheffield Children’s FT, said: “Ruth has a huge passion for Sheffield Children’s and the role she plays in driving forward our care for the benefit of children, young people and their families.

“She has been a fantastic acting CEO and deputy CEO before that, and I know she will bring the same energy and commitment to her new role.”