Eric Gardiner appointed as Executive Director of Finance, Performance and Estates

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Eric Gardiner as Executive Director of Finance, Performance and Estates.

Eric will be joining the Trust next Spring, from Betsi Cadwalar University Health Board where he is currently Finance Director – Provider Services. Eric has worked in a variety of roles in NHS organisations in the North West of England and has a broad range of financial experience including contracting, costing and all aspects of financial management.  He is a CIMA qualified accountant and has over 20 years of experience in working in the NHS.

He is a keen supporter and advocate of staff development and holds a mentoring qualification with Lancaster University.

He was previously Deputy Director of Finance at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Eric has worked with a number of mentees to improve their performance with a particular focus on supporting students to study and balance their working life, and also with individuals to progress their careers.

Eric said:

“I am really excited, happy and honoured to be joining the Trust to help support the delivery of high quality patient care to the local population.  It is my first executive role, and I am looking forward to working through the challenges with the support of the team and helping the Trust deliver the NHS Long Term Plan.  It will be great to start the role meeting new people, even if it will take some time to meet people in person.

Peter Axon, Chief Executive, said

“We are delighted with Eric’s appointment.   He is someone with a huge range of experience across senior and Executive finance roles in the NHS.  He really impressed us with his understanding of the long-term vision for Combined Healthcare and imaginative ideas for how to continue our journey to be outstanding in all we do and how we do it.  We really look forward to him joining our team next Spring.”