WORKFORCE: Oxford University Hospitals Trust has appointed Dr Bruno Holthof as its chief executive.

Dr Holthof joins the trust from ZNA, a network of general and specialised hospitals in and around the Belgian city of Antwerp, where he has been chief executive for 10 years.

Bruno Holthof

Bruno Holthof will join the trust in October

Before managing the hospital network Dr Holthof was a partner at consultancy McKinsey’s global health care practice. He has also worked advising the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors.

Dr Holthof will begin in his new role from October, taking over from Sir Jonathan Michael who is retiring as chief executive, a position he has held since 2010.

Commenting on his appointment, Dr Holthof said: “I am honoured to be appointed as chief executive of Oxford University Hospitals Trust.

“Oxford has the talent and technology to create breakthrough innovations that will improve the health of the local population and also have a global impact.

“Over the next decade we will see unprecedented change in the way healthcare is delivered, through the application of digitalisation, robotics and personalised medicine.

“Together with colleagues at Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford University and other partner organisations, I look forward to ensuring these technologies are used to support the Trust as we continue to provide compassionate and excellent care to our patients and service users.”