Colin Scales

Colin Scales

Name Colin Scales
Position Chief Executive
Qualifications BA Hons Degree in Geography, University of Salford
Cranfield University, School of Management, Strategic Leadership Executive Programme, May 2014
NHS Top Leaders Programme 2014/15
Key Skills and Achievements Colin is an experienced Executive Director bringing a range of skills and knowledge gained through working in a variety of sectors within the NHS.His key skills include:

  • Developing strong relationships between organisations (including NHS and partner organisations) that have delivered greater productivity and improvements to services for patients.
  • Identifying leadership skills within organisations, with a focus on developing and supporting leaders of health services to manage staff and resources effectively.
  • Developing and implementing robust systems that provide managers with the information required to monitor and improve the performance of services.

Colin was also a member of a Trust Board that successfully achieved Foundation Trust status following a lengthy and robust assessment process and has a proven record of consistently delivering against key organisation and service objectives and transforming the financial and operational performance of services.


Colin joined the health service in 1994 after leaving university and has undertaken a range of roles in a number of different NHS organisations during his career.

These roles have included both the commissioning of services and the operational management and development of hospital services. Colin has also supplemented his operational experience with roles held within the Department of Health.

He has demonstrable experience as an Executive Director in large hospital Foundation Trusts and a Primary Care Trust, with experience of working in the NHS in both the North West and South Central regions of England.


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