Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) has appointed Tim Gold as Chief Transformation Officer (CTO).

Currently an Improvement Director in NHS England’s National Recovery Support Team, Tim has worked for more than two decades in public sector transformation and improvement in the NHS, local government, and private sector.

Most recently, Tim has been working with LUHFT as Improvement Director, where he has led work with LUHFT’s Executive team to design and implement an improvement plan to move the Trust out of NHS England’s Oversight Framework segmentation 4 and national Recovery Support Programme.

Tim will join LUHFT’s Executive team in February 2024 and this will be a joint role covering LUHFT and Liverpool Women’s.

Before joining NHS England, Tim gained operational leadership and improvement experience in acute hospitals, including being Interim Chief Operating Officer at Harrogate and District Foundation Trust and Director of Operations at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, with accountability for medicines, surgery and maternity services. Tim also has 15 years’ experience in healthcare consulting as a Director at PwC and Capita.

Speaking about his appointment, Tim said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Boards of LUHFT and LWH to focus on their ongoing improvement journeys. It’s an exciting and important time for the Liverpool health and care system and I was delighted to accept the position. I look forward to working with colleagues to deliver the improvement plans that will enable the best care possible for the communities we serve.”

James Sumner, Chief Executive of LUHFT and Liverpool Women’s, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Tim, who brings a wealth of experience from his time working in various operational leadership roles across the NHS. He brings extensive experience in internal transformation work, programme delivery and system change which will prove valuable as we progress along our improvement journey to make sure our hospitals are great places to receive care and to work.”