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 became Chief Executive in April 2015 after having spent nearly four years as the Trust’s Chief Operating Officer.

Colin is passionate about:

  • developing strong relationships between organisations to deliver the best for patients
  • identifying leadership skills within organisations, with a focus on developing and supporting leaders to deliver excellent care

Colin is also a trustee on the board of NHS Providers.


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.


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