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Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has today appointed Ruth Brown as its new Chief Executive.
Ruth brings significant experience to the role and will help us drive forward our work for the benefit of children, young people and their families.
Ruth joined Sheffield Children’s in 2017 and has been Executive Director of Strategy and Operations, Deputy CEO and most recently Acting CEO for the Trust. In addition to this, she will continue her role as Trustee for The Children’s Hospital Charity.

Ruth brings a wealth of knowledge from over 30 years of experience in the NHS, as well as a commitment to outstanding care for families, making Sheffield Children’s a brilliant, inclusive place to work and cementing our place as a leader in children’s health.
Sarah Jones, Chair of Sheffield Children’s, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Ruth as our new Chief Executive. Ruth has a huge passion for Sheffield Children’s and the role she plays in driving forward our care for the benefit of children, young people and their families. She has been a fantastic Acting CEO and Deputy CEO before that, and I know she will bring the same energy and commitment to her new role.
“As a leader in paediatric care we have an important part to play locally, regionally and nationally for children and young people and to continue to create a brilliant place to work for our colleagues who deliver outstanding care. I’m very confident that with Ruth leading the Trust, we will make great strides in innovating and achieving our ambitious aims.”
Ruth said: “I’m thrilled to be appointed as the new Chief Executive of Sheffield Children’s.  We are a very special Trust full of extraordinary colleagues. I’m excited to start a new chapter in our history and will continue to work hard to create a compassionate and inclusive organisation that puts children and young people at the heart of all we do. I look forward to developing our relationships with patients, families and partner organisations further.”