Leeds City Council Chief Executive Tom Riordan has been named as the interim chair of Leeds Academic Health Partnership’s (LAHP) board.
Tom’s appointment follows unanimous endorsement by the Partnership’s board members and comes as previous chair Sir Alan Langlands steps down this month.
As interim chair, Tom – who is already a LAHP board member – will support the Partnership through the November and March 2021 board meetings and provide a steadying influence over coming months in working together to address the challenges and opportunities the post-covid restart presents.
Tom said: “I’m absolutely delighted to take on this role and would like to thank the LAHP board members for their vote of confidence in me.
“This is a pivotal time for all of us as we still face so much uncertainty because of the covid impact. But it has also highlighted the importance of the LAHP’s work and I’m confident we are in strong position to take this forward.
“It will be a privilege to work with everyone at the LAHP as its interim chair.”