• Brendan Hayes will join Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust as chief executive
  • He is currently deputy chief executive at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health FT

An East Midlands mental health trust has announced it has appointed a new chief executive.

Brendan Hayes will join Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust this summer from his current role as chief operating officer and deputy chief executive of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.

Mr Hayes has been in his role at Birmingham and Solihull for five and a half years. He has 16 years of management experience and remains registered as a mental health nurse. 

Paul Devlin, chair at LPFT, said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointing Mr Hayes. He brings a wealth of relevant experience, both in mental health and operational management.

“Brendan made a great impression on the more than 50 staff, governors and other stakeholders involved in the assessment and interview process.” 

Mr Hayes said: “I’m excited to be joining such a values driven trust, rated by the CQC as ‘outstanding’ for well-led and ‘good’ overall.

“LPFT’s robust vision and culture were a key reason why I applied for this role as they resonate very strongly with me, particularly the focus on values-based leadership.

He added: “I look forward to working with staff and stakeholders to ensure we build on current good work and continue to do our very best for services users, their families and carers, as well as for our staff and volunteers.”