Profiles of cohort of new PCT chief executives

Profiles of cohort of new PCT chief executives

Christine Outram, Leeds

Christine Outram's first NHS chief executive appointment was in 1993 with Enfield and Haringey family health services authority. In 2002 she became chief executive of North Central London strategic health authority. Two years ago, she was appointed director general for the review of arm's-length bodies at the Department of Health, as well a wider review of regulation.

Simon Morritt, Bradford and Airedale

Simon Morritt is currently interim director of strategy and system reform at Yorkshire and the Humber SHA. He joined the NHS in 1989 and has held posts in Manchester, Wakefield and Doncaster where he joined the health authority in 1998 with responsibility for primary care trusts and acute commissioning. He became chief executive of Doncaster Central PCT in 2000.

Janet Soo-chung, North Yorkshire and York

Janet Soo-Chung has been chief executive of Sheffield South West PCT since 2003. She joined the NHS in 1983 as a management trainee and took up her first major post in 1990 as director of planning at Bolton health authority. She became chief executive of East Riding and Hull health authority in 1996 and received a CBE for services to healthcare in 2002.

Christopher Long, Hull

Christopher Long is currently chief executive of West Hull PCT. Before joining the NHS he spent 12 years in the Army, seeing active service in Northern Ireland and the first Gulf War. He came to the NHS in 1991 and worked at senior level in the Northern and Yorkshire regional office. He was appointed chief executive of Hambleton and Richmondshire PCT in 2002.

Michael Potts, Kirklees

Michael Potts has been chief executive of Doncaster West PCT since 2001 and has over 30 years experience in the NHS. From 1984 he was deputy chief executive of Barnsley District Hospital and in 1999 became director of planning and performance at Barnsley health authority until the move to Doncaster.