Dr. Neil Goodwin CBE

Neil Goodwin is an experienced board chair, leadership academic and a former chief executive.

In addition to chairing LHP since 2017, Neil also chairs Onward Homes Ltd, the largest social housing provider in North West England.  For five years, until October 2019, he chaired Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Merseyside, leading its merger with The Royal Liverpool Hospital.  He has also chaired several partnership boards.  Neil’s CEO roles have included St Mary’s Hospital, London and the Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority.

For more than 10 years, he was visiting professor of leadership studies at Manchester Business School and an honorary professor at Durham University and University College London. As a leadership academic Neil consulted on strategy, leadership development, the creation of academic health science centres, and undertook confidential inquiries into board leadership and governance. Neil is the author of numerous papers on leadership and the book, Leadership in Healthcare. He holds postgraduate degrees from London and Manchester Business Schools; and in 2007 he was appointed CBE for services to the NHS.

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