Dr Owen Williams OBE has been the Chief Executive of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust since 2012 having consecutively served as the CEO of Rossendale District and Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Councils. In 2020 he was granted the degree of Doctor of Business Administration by the University of Huddersfield following the successful completion of his thesis which commenced 6 years previously in 2014. He was also invited by the Board of NHSE/I to Chair a National Task & Finish Group focused on addressing inequalities in NHS provision and outcomes.
Prior to working in the Public Sector, he worked in commercial business including his first employment at the Yorkshire Building Society. He is passionate about reducing health inequality and ensuring that no communities - regardless of race, colour or creed - get left behind.