John Short, interim chief executive at Leicestershire Partnership Trust, has been appointed head of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.

He will take on the new job in Birmingham from April next year.

Sue Davis, chair of Birmingham and Solihull, said: “I am delighted John is joining our trust.  He has spent his entire career working in the field of mental health and learning disability services and we look forward to benefiting from the wealth of knowledge and experience he brings with him. 

“John has made a real impact during his time at Leicestershire Partnership Trust. The trust board and I are enthusiastic about working with John as we prepare our trust for its role in the future health economy.”