A new chief executive has been appointed at the Lincolnshire mental health and learning disability trust.
Brendan Hayes will bring over 16 years of senior NHS management experience when he takes on the role at the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) in the summer.
He remains registered as a mental health nurse and has a strong operational management background.
It comes after doctor John Brewin left the chief executive post at the end of December to take on the same role in Nottinghamshire.
Brendan said: “LPFT’s robust vision and culture were a key reason why I applied for this role as they resonate very strongly with me, particularly the focus on values-based leadership.
“I am enthusiastic about working for such a thriving and successful Trust.
“I look forward to working with staff and stakeholders to ensure we build on current good work and continue to do our very best for services users.”
Brendan will take over from the current interim chief executive Anne-Maria Newham MBE when he joins the team.