I wanted to let you know at the earliest opportunity that Allison Williams has notified the Board that she will be stepping down from her position as Chief Executive from 20 August.

Having graduated as a Nurse in 1989, Allison has had a very successful 30 year career in the NHS as a clinician, teacher and manager. When Health Boards were created in 2009, she joined Cwm Taf Health Board first as Director of Primary, Community and Mental Health taking up her post as Chief Executive in March 2011.

She has played a key role in securing University status for the organisation; establishing the academic centre at Keir Hardie University Health Park to support the local training of medical students; and delivering the recent boundary change to establish Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB. She has a demonstrable track record of strong engagement of clinicians, staff, trade unions and partners; and delivery of significant change that has led to the transformation of services and the NHS estate in the area.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Allison for her dedication to the organisation over the past 10 years and wish her well for the future.

Statement from Professor Marcus Longley, Chair of Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB