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Darren Banks

Group Chief Strategy Officer

Board Member

Darren held the role of Director of Strategy at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since April 2006 and has led a number of major organisation-wide initiatives including the successful Foundation Trust application in January 2009 and the acquisition of Trafford Healthcare Trust in April 2012.

He was a member of the Greater Manchester Devolution Transition Team, helping to shape the governance arrangements linked to this historic agreement which has now matured into the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

Darren is responsible for all aspects of strategic planning and for providing an over-arching framework for the development of corporate and service strategy. He manages many of the Trust’s major stakeholder relationships and works closely with the hospital leadership teams to ensure that our service delivery and development plans support the achievement of our vision.

Darren is a qualified accountant and has held senior financial and operational management positions within the NHS prior to joining the team.