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Wednesday 20 March 2019
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Mark Powell, Chief Operating Officer

Mark Powell, Chief Operating Officer
Mark Powell, Chief Operating Officer

Mark started his NHS career within public health in 2002, where he oversaw the development and delivery of community public health programmes, including one of the first NHS community-based childhood obesity programmes.  

In 2006 Mark moved into a more strategic role for South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust as Associate Director of Performance, before taking on wider responsibilities including commissioning, contracting and performance management.  

In 2010 Mark moved to the acute hospital sector, working for Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as Associate Director for their Surgery Division. He then took up the Board position of Executive Director of Operations, which he held for two and a half years.   

Since joining Derbyshire Healthcare, Mark has led the Trust’s business and transformation functions and wider partnership work across the city and county. He has also been responsible for procurement and contracting.

On 1 October 2016, Mark was appointed as Acting Chief Operating Officer (COO). On 20 November 2017, following a full recruitment and selection process, Mark was appointed the substantive Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for leading the delivery of Trust services and operational performance.


Mark Powell
Chief Operating Officer

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Ashbourne Centre
Kingsway Hospital
Derby, DE22 3LZ

Tel: 01332 623700 ext 31209