Former senior detective Dr Max Mclean is our new Chairperson

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Max Mclean as Non-Executive Chairperson.

The Trust’s Council of Governors appointed Dr Mclean to the role following the departure of Professor Bill McCarthy earlier this year.

His appointment comes into effect on May 1, 2019, and is subject to the completion of the ‘fit and proper persons test’, as per the CQC’s registration requirements regarding Board members.

Dr Mclean retired from West Yorkshire Police in 2010 after more than 30 years’ service. He spent his last 12 years as the force’s senior detective. As head of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, he oversaw all major criminal investigations in the county and led on partnership working with a variety of local and national agencies tackling crime in some of the country’s most deprived communities.

He led nationally for the police service on tackling domestic abuse and made significant national and international improvements in responses to domestic violence and child protection.

Since retirement, Dr Mclean has been awarded a PhD from the University of Huddersfield after studying ways in which coroners carry out their duties.

He moves to the Trust from Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), where he has been lay member for patient and public involvement and vice-chair of the governing body since 2012. In particular, he has championed the involvement of patients in influencing how the CCG commissions services.

He has also chaired the CCG’s joint quality committee, primary care commissioning committee and the communications and equality engagement group.

‘Born in Bradford’

Dr Mclean said: “I have lived in the city since marrying a Bradford girl in 1986 and our three children have all been ‘born in Bradford’.

“It is an honour for me to be part of such an important institution to the people of Bradford and I will do everything in my power to support the team here to always provide the very best healthcare that they can.”

David Wilmshurst, Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Governors, said: “We are delighted that the Council of Governors has appointed Dr Mclean as Non-Executive Chairperson.

“He brings vision alongside an engaging and collaborative style, with real grassroots knowledge of, and passion for, Bradford and its communities. Dr Mclean’s experience gives him a deep insight in to the challenges and potential of the area, which will be a great asset to the Trust.

“Dr Mclean’s career has allowed him to build broad relationships with a number of relevant stakeholders and through his work with the CCG he has developed a clear appreciation of place-based healthcare commissioning and the wider NHS system.

“On behalf of the Board and Council of Governors, I really welcome his appointment and know he will use his expertise and people skills to continue to develop Bradford Teaching Hospitals as an outstanding provider of care and a great place to work.”