The chairman of the Royal Berkshire Hospital’s governing Trust has announced his intention to step down later this spring.
On Friday, January 23, Stephen Billingham revealed his intention to leave the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.
The decision was made due to changes to his external business interests, and said that he is reluctantly acknowledging that he cannot devote the time required to be both Chair of the Royal Berkshire and lead a commercial business.
The Council of Governors will be conducting a process to select a new Chair and Stephen will work with them to get this done as soon as is practicable.
Stephen said: “I am proud to have been associated with the Royal Berkshire and the quality service that it provides to the local community. I am pleased to have been able to recruit Jean O’Callaghan to be our Chief Executive and support her in her work to improve the management and finances of the Trust.
“There is much more work to be done and I have every confidence that Jean, the Board and the Executive team will continue to make progress.
“Since joining the Trust in 2012 I have been privileged to have worked with a large number of enthusiastic doctors, nurses and support staff who everyday deliver great health care – it has been an honour to support them in their work.”