The Chief Executive of the NHS Trust Development Authority, David Flory, has announced his decision to step down from his post at the General Election in May.
David, who has led the NHS TDA since preparations began for its creation three years ago, said:
“It’s been a great privilege to lead the NHS TDA over the last few years – we have a fantastic team who are wholly focussed on supporting NHS Trusts to deliver in an environment that is pretty challenging for providers.
“Having created the NHS TDA, and led it through a significant expansion over the last 12 months, I think the time is now right to give someone else the opportunity to lead the organisation in the future.”
Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, said:
“David will step down in May after more than 20 years at board level within the NHS, most recently as the first Chief Executive of the Trust Development Authority, giving him responsibility for overseeing the work of just under half the country’s entire hospital sector.
“I have immensely valued David’s wise counsel, advice and judgement, and in particular his ability to find solutions to problems that often appear intractable. But most of all I have come to admire the values that lie underneath that ability: a real commitment to doing the right thing for patients and safer, more compassionate care. He will be greatly missed but leaves the TDA in excellent shape.”
Sir Peter Carr, Chairman of the NHS Trust Development Authority, said:
“Since the inception of the NHS TDA, David has worked tirelessly to support the sector to be as good as it can be.
“The model that David has designed for the NHS TDA – based on working closely with each and every NHS Trust and supporting them to deliver for their patients today as well as plan for a more sustainable future – hasn’t just served the sector well over the last two years but will continue to be so important well into the future.”
Bob Alexander, currently Director of Finance, will act as Chief Executive, with Elizabeth O’Mahony stepping up to the role of Director of Finance.