Appointed: May 2012
Owen, aged 48, has been the Chief Executive of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) since May 2012. This represents his third Chief Executive role across Local Government and the NHS during a career which has spanned both the public and private sectors.
He is also a Trustee of the NHS Confederation, a national body that brings together, and speaks on behalf of, the whole health and care system. He is passionate about providing compassionate care built on CHFT’s four pillars of putting the patient first; going to see; working together to get results and doing the must do’s.
Owen believes that diversity of leadership and greater colleague engagement are essential to meeting increased expectations regarding the quality of care and patient safety, together with the reality of significant gaps in the financial resources available.