Due to a change in personal circumstances Paul Conroy has resigned as CEO of the IHM. Paul has worked very hard to build member benefits, introduce the new education qualifications and engage with members across the UK. I am sure you will join us in wishing him every success in whatever he chooses to do next.

We are, however, very happy to introduce you to his successor, Loretta Outhwaite, who with immediate effect becomes interim Chief Executive. Loretta is an experienced Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Chief Officer, who has worked for 30 years across healthcare and the public sector in the UK and in Jersey. During her career Loretta has led national and local cross-healthcare economy programmes relating to information technology, professional development and service transformation. For the last 10 years she has worked within integrated healthcare systems. Since September 2018, Loretta has worked as a healthcare consultant and trainer. https://www.linkedin.com/in/loretta-outhwaite-74ba5424/ 

Loretta comes to the role having recently set up the very well supported IHM group on the Isle of Wight. Her contact details are email louthwaite@ihm.org.uk,  telephone 07545 073181, and I’m sure you will join me in offering her our support and best wishes for the future as we develop the IHM back to being the national voice of managers at the centre of our nations’health and care debate, sharing best practice and providing professional development and support for managers.