Michael Deegan CBE has been Chief Executive of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) since 2001. He has led the Trust through a successful merger, upon its establishment; overseen the £520 million private finance initiative (PFI) redevelopment of its Oxford Road campus; attained, in partnership with the University of Manchester, Biomedical Research Centre designation in 2008; and managed the transition to foundation trust status with effect from January 2009.
The foundation trust is also the first NHS lead sponsor of a ground-breaking Academy for Health, Bioscience and Sport, which opened in September 2009. CMFT is a founding member of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, one of only five such centres designated across the UK, and in April 2012 CMFT undertook the formal acquisition of Trafford Hospitals Trust.
Prior to his current appointment, he was Chief Executive of North Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust and, in summer 2000, was seconded to the Department of Health as Project Director charged with developing the NHS Plan. Earlier in his career, Mike worked for several years in the Department of Health, latterly as the Acting Director of Human Resources for the NHS.
Mike has a first degree in law and a Master’s degree in industrial relations from the University of Warwick. He was awarded a CBE in 2002 for services to the NHS. He has also worked widely across the public sector including roles in local government and education.
Michael Deegan stepped down from the board in March 2019.
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