STRUCTURE: Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Angela Hillery as interim chief executive.

Ms Hillery, who started her career as a speech and language therapist, leaves her role as the trust’s director of operations (North) to lead the organisation over the coming months.

Ms Hillery said:  “I am very proud to have the opportunity to lead the organisation through this period of transition. I look forward to working with the thousands of dedicated professionals in the trust and am confident that together we will continue to provide quality care and the best possible experience for our patients.”

Ms Hillery replaces Ron Shields, who left at the end of April after serving 10 years in the post.