Chief executive, Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust

An acute sector chief executive who’s always been able to take on more than the day job, Mike Deegan is chairing the provider side national reference group on implementing an all-foundation-trust future for the DH. Mr Deegan previously chaired the emergency care strand of the NHS’s consultation on choice, equity and responsiveness, and sits as a non-executive on the board of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.