Sir Michael Deegan CBE - Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sir Michael Deegan has been Chief Executive of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2001 and has led the Trust through a successful merger, upon its establishment; overseen the £520m PFI redevelopment of its Oxford Road campus; attained, in partnership with the University of Manchester, Biomedical Research Centre designation in 2008; and, managed the transition to Foundation Trust status with effect from January 2009.

The FT is also the first NHS lead sponsor of a groundbreaking Academy for Health, Bioscience and Sport, which opened in September 2009. CMFT is a founding member of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, one of only five such centres designated across the UK and, in April 2012, CMFT undertook the formal acquisition of Trafford Hospitals Trust.Mike Deegan is Chief Executive of Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is currently a member of the National Leadership Network and chairs its programme of work on local hospitals. Throughout 2003/04 he chaired the Modernisation Agency Steering Group on behalf of the National Modernisation Board.

Prior to his current appointment, he was Chief Executive of North Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust and, in summer 2000, was seconded to the Department of Health as Project Director charged with developing the NHS Plan. Earlier in his career, Mike had worked for several years in the Department of Health, latterly as the Acting Director of Human Resources for the NHS.

Mike has a First Degree in Law and a Masters Degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Warwick. He was awarded a CBE in 2002 for services to the NHS and received his knighthood in the 2014 Birthday Honours List. He has also worked widely across the public sector including roles in local government and education.

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