Carl Cooper, Chair of Powys Teaching Health Board, has today announced the appointment of Hayley Thomas as interim Chief Executive of the Health Board.
Hayley is currently the health board’s Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Primary Care, and will take up post tomorrow (Wednesday 3 May 2023).
This appointment follows the secondment of Carol Shillabeer to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board as their interim Chief Executive while recruitment is under way to the permanent role.
“I am very grateful to Hayley Thomas for agreeing to step in to the role of Chief Executive here at Powys Teaching Health Board on an interim basis. Many of you will know Hayley, her exceptional breadth and depth of experience, and the way in which she has exercised leadership in many executive areas to the benefit of this health board, the people of Powys and more widely across Wales.
“I am absolutely delighted for our Chief Executive, Carol Shillabeer. Her appointment to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is testament to her expertise, skills and experience, and reflects the confidence she inspires across the NHS and in Welsh Government for her leadership, care and compassion. I wish her every success in her interim role.”
Hayley Thomas was appointed as the health board’s Executive Director of Planning and Performance in June 2015. Since her appointment to the Board she has provided executive leadership for a wide range of portfolios including mental health & learning disabilities, community services, primary care, capital & estates, commissioning, performance, strategy and partnerships. She is currently Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Primary Care.