New Chief People Officer for Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) has today announced the appointment of Heather Barnett as its new Chief People Officer.

Heather will be joining LUHFT from Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she has been Executive Director of People and Interim Deputy Chief Executive.

Heather has previously worked at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust as the Director of Workforce and Organisational Development and brings a wealth of expertise in successful change management, organisational development and executive coaching. Heather will start her new role at the Trust in January.

James Sumner, Chief Executive at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint someone of Heather’s calibre to our Chief People Officer role. She will bring a track record of delivery in transformation and transition and a wealth of experience in both workforce and organisational development.

“Heather joins us as we take the next exciting stage on a significant work programme to make LUHFT a great place to work and learn, a place for colleagues to develop their careers with us along with creating a working environment that enables us to deliver the outstanding healthcare our patients deserve.

“As our Chief People Officer, Heather will have a critical role in helping us to achieve our ambitions for LUHFT’s patients and staff. I look forward to Heather joining us here at LUHFT.”

Speaking about her appointment, Heather said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been appointed Chief People Officer and am excited to be working with the Trust, with partners and with the communities that LUHFT serves. The opportunities and challenges ahead are something I am very much looking forward to as well as working alongside the excellent people that are at the heart of the Trust’s commitment to making LUHFT a great place to work."