Published: 02/06/2005, Volume II5, No. 5958 Page 32

Adam Cairns has been appointed chief executive of Airedale trust.

he is currently director of communications and corporate affairs at Leeds Teaching Hospitals trust.

Prior to that he was director of acute medicine and cardiovascular services at the trust. Adam joined the NHS is 1983 as a management trainee.

Julia Newton has been named director of finance at South Yorkshire strategic health authority. She has been head of financial performance at the SHA since its inception in 2002. Julia replaces Alan Wittrick, who will become chief executive.

Mark Blakeman has been appointed director of health informatics at South Manchester University Hospitals trust. He joins from Mersey Care trust, where he has been director of information management and technology for three years.

Send details of senior appointments to andrew.snowball@emap. com