NHS Professionals chief executive Neil Lloyd has announced he is stepping down at the end of April.

Mr Lloyd will leave the company, which provides bank staff to NHS trusts, on 28 April to take up a new role on the board of outsourcing organisation ISS.

Last April, NHS Professionals changed from a special health authority to a private limited company owned by the Department of Health. The DH announced it was looking for private sector investors.

It then announced in November it had turned its first ever monthly profit, following losses of £6.2m last year and £16m the year before.

The organisation has today released forecast results showing it expects to achieve profits for the year to 31 March 2011. 

In a statement, NHS Professionals said it had also achieved a “record year for new business”, adding an estimated annualised revenue of more than £40m from new accounts and additional staff groups at existing clients.

Chair Robin Williams said: “NHSP has moved ahead strongly with Neil as CEO, achieving maiden profits and greatly improving service standards. Given achievement of the profit milestone, he believes it is an appropriate time to leave and we wish him well for his new role. 

“We are very fortunate to have a strong team to maintain the quality, service and cost efficiency for our client trusts, which have become our standard over the last few years.”

The organisation also announced that Anne Challinor, director of client relations, would take up a board position with effect from today.