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Steve McManus – Chair of Oversight Group

Steve is Chief Executive of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, a post he has held since January 2017.

He began his career in the NHS in 1987 as a registered nurse.  He completed his BA Hons in healthcare studies at Oxford Brookes University followed by a postgraduate certificate in evidence based healthcare from Oxford University.  In 2002 he moved into management as a general manager at Radcliffe Infirmary and completed an MBA with Nottingham University Business School in 2006.

Steve then went on to University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, as a Divisional Director of Operations and subsequently as Chief Operating Officer.  As a member of the executive team, he led the Trust through the process to gain foundation trust status.

In 2012 Steve took up post as Chief Operating Officer at Imperial College Healthcare and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in 2014.

During this period Steve has also been Chair of the NHS Providers Chief Operating Officer network, and was selected as part of the first cohort on the national Aspiring Chief Executive Programme.  During 2016 Steve moved from Imperial to take up the position of Managing Director at Basildon and Thurrock University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust before taking up the role of CEO for Royal Berkshire Hospital in Jan 2017.

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