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New chair and members of the Board welcomed at local mental health, learning disability and autism NHS Trust

Changes at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have seen a brand new Chair and two new Non-Executive Directors take their seats on the organisation’s Board of Directors.

Kevin Lockyer has taken over as Chair at Lincolnshire’s mental health, learning disability and autism NHS trust, alongside newly appointed Non-Executive Directors, Professor Di Bailey and Dr Tim Harry, who also join the Board.

Kevin, who was recently a Non-Executive Director at neighbouring Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, has a strong background in public and voluntary sectors, particularly in the criminal justice setting where he has held director level posts in the past.

Professor Bailey, Nottingham Trent University’s Executive Dean for Research, has over 30 years’ experience as a mental health academic, researcher and practitioner, is a trained social worker and is qualified as a professional coach.

Meanwhile Dr Harry, a scientist by background with a first degree in biology and a doctorate in renal medicine, has been a senior manager and civil servant with a career of over 40 years covering a wide range of roles up to executive and board level in both the private and public sectors.

Professor Bailey and Dr Harry will now serve a term of three years up to 30 April 2024 and join Kevin on the LPFT Board to help ensure its accountability, whilst continuing to support the effective delivery of mental health, learning disability and autism services across Lincolnshire and beyond.

Commenting on the new appointments, acting Chief Executive, Sarah Connery said: “Kevin’s appointment, alongside our two new non-executive directors are great news for the Trust. They all bring with them a wealth of experience and acumen with varied and successful careers in their respective fields and we look forward to working with them to continue the great work happening across the Trust.”

Kevin Lockyer, added “The Trust has come a long way in the last six years and I am committed to supporting its positive momentum of improvement.

“The latest NHS Staff Survey results and Care Quality Commission inspections show that there is a positive culture and strong leadership in the Trust.

“I want to carry on with the good work and culture already in place and help the organisation move forward even further.”