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Appointed 01/10/19.


  • Delivery of national and locally agreed targets
  • Leadership and management of operational areas
  • Corporate responsibility for strategic and operational development
  • Delivery of service and performance improvement in line with business plans
  • Working with partner organisations to develop an integrated delivery framework across health and social care
  • Executive lead for emergency planning
Kate Pilcher
Kate Pilcher, Chief Operating Officer

Previous experience 

Kate started her career in the NHS as a midwife and health visitor before working in several operational roles within children and adult services, including Head of Children's Services and Area Director. 

Kate was appointed interim Director of Operations in October 2017 to support the Trust's Chief Operating Officer, with a particular focus on supporting colleagues internally who manage and provide patient services. This role was made substantive in May 2018. In October 2019, Kate was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. 

Kate has an Msc in Leadership and Management. She has been with the Trust since it was formed in 2010. 

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Next review due: 25 September 2024