The Foundation Trust Network (FTN) has appointed Chris Hopson (pictured
) as its new chief executive.
He joins from HM Revenue and Customs, and has had a career spanning “Whitehall, strategic communications and corporate affairs in a regulated industry”, the FTN said.
Hopson replaces Sue Slipman as the new boss of the FTN, which represents NHS provider trusts.
Commenting on the appointment, FTN chairman Peter Griffiths said: “We welcome Chris’s hands-on experience of working across government and his strategic communications background, both of which are absolutely essential to influence effectively on behalf of all healthcare providers in the NHS.
“With the radical changes to the NHS landscape and the far-reaching financial constraints, these are challenging times for all our members; we need to ensure that their voice is heard at the highest levels.”
Hopson said: “Working in such a vibrant and innovative part of the public sector is a very exciting prospect.
“There are huge opportunities to be grasped, and I look forward to working with the FTN membership, board and team to realise that potential.”