Angela Stevenson has been appointed to the position of chief executive of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH) and will take on the role following Michael Wilson CBE’s planned retirement later this year.
Angela has been chief operating officer at SASH since 2015, having previously led the Trust’s medical division.
With nearly 30 years’ experience in clinical and general management roles in the NHS and the private sector, Angela has a proven track record of delivering excellent care for patients.
Angela’s appointment, which is subject to the relevant clearances, follows an open and competitive selection process which saw a strong field of candidates, who were interviewed by a panel which included senior independent assessors.
Dr Richard Shaw, Chair of SASH, said: “Angela’s passion for providing high quality care, reducing health inequalities and supporting staff shone through during this process. Angela brings a determination to do the best we possibly can for our patients at all times, and I look forward to working closely with her in her new role.”
Angela Stevenson said: “I am delighted to be appointed to the role of chief executive. I have been immensely proud to have worked alongside an incredible team through our journey to being rated ‘Outstanding’ and during our response to the COVID pandemic. I am excited to be able to continue that journey alongside them. I look forward to working with all of our One Team, the local health and care system and our community to improve the health of the local population and deliver excellent care for our patients.”
Angela will continue in her current role of chief operating officer and work closely with chief executive Michael Wilson CBE to manage the transition prior to his departure.
Commenting on the appointment, Michael said: “I am very pleased that Angela will be taking on this role. She has played an enormous part in our achievements in recent years and is extremely passionate about making SASH the best place to work and to receive care.”