New Chair appointed for NHS Resolution

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NHS Resolution is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chair, Sally Cheshire CBE. Sally is an experienced Chair, Board Member and Audit Chair across the health, care and family justice sectors. She will take up her role as Chair of NHS Resolution on 19 September 2022 and will replace Mike Pinkerton, who has been acting as Interim Chair since January 2022, and will return to his role as an NHS Resolution NED.

Sally Cheshire CBE

Sally is currently Chair of Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service), which represents the best interests of children and young people in family proceedings and is a former Chair of the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority). She has held senior leadership roles across the NHS with Health Education England, NHS North and the Health Research Authority.

Sally is also currently a member of the Departmental Audit and Risk Assurance Committee at the Department of Work and Pensions and a Board member at the Care Quality Commission. Sally previously enjoyed a successful corporate career with Deloitte.

Speaking about her new role, Sally Cheshire said: “I am delighted to be taking up the role of Chair at NHS Resolution. At a time when the NHS is facing unprecedented challenges following the pandemic, I am looking forward to working with NHS Resolution’s staff and partners in health and justice to make a positive difference to the experience of patients, their families and healthcare staff at such a critical time for the health service.”

Helen Vernon, Chief Executive of NHS Resolution, said: “I am delighted that Sally will be joining NHS Resolution as our Chair. She is an experienced Chair and Board Member, and her appointment is hugely welcomed by NHS Resolution. I look forward to working closely with her in helping to continue to transform NHS Resolution as an organisation focused on learning from harm, and further deepening our relationships with partners in this endeavour.

“I would like to thank Mike Pinkerton for his time serving as our Interim Chair.”

Sally Cheshire’s appointment as Chair of NHS Resolution will involve a time commitment of two to three days per week. Sally will receive a remuneration of £63,000 per annum and has no declared political activity.

This appointment is made in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Governance for Public Appointments. The regulation of public appointments against the requirements of this code is carried out by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The appointment is made on merit and political activity played no part in the decision process.