Simon Barber

Chief Executive, North West Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Simon Barber began his NHS career in 2006 to use his qualifications as a chartered accountant within the public sector. He has worked at The Christie in Manchester, at Salford Primary Care Trust. In 20017, Simon was appointed as Chief Executive of North West Boroughs Trust and successfully led the Trust to achieve foundation trust status in April 2010.

Simon is qualified at postgraduate level as an executive and business coach and a graduate of the European Health Leadership Programme at INSEAD. He is also a member of the Provider Federation Board, part of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. Simon has previously worked at a national level supporting NHS England’s programme to transform care for people with learning disabilities.

As a board member of the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership, Simon represents the NHS Mental Health and Community Provider organisations.

Why are you passionate about health and care across Cheshire and Merseyside?

Cheshire and Merseyside has such a diverse population that there are some of the most deprived areas in the country, alongside some of the most affluent. The Partnership offers the opportunity to tackle inequality in a range of areas and level up the standard of life we live and the health we enjoy.

What do you do to improve your health and mental wellbeing on a day-to-day basis?

I like to exercise as much as possible and I enjoy cooking as a means of relaxation. I also make the most of my holiday time.