A finance expert from Stockport has joined the Board of Directors at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
Grenville Page takes up his new position in September, replacing outgoing director Neil Large who will shortly reach the end of his tenure. He brings a huge wealth of experience to the role at the specialist cancer centre.
Grenville is a highly experienced professional drawing on a wealth and diverse range of roles throughout his career as a non-executive director, trustee, executive and business consultant across the public, charities/social enterprise, housing and education sectors with a professional background in finance and governance. He is CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) qualified and has held Finance Director positions in health, a social enterprise and a local authority owned care organisation. He started his career in local government, before moving into the NHS and then into the Civil Service. He moved out of full time employment 10 years ago to fulfil his ambition of developing a portfolio career working across sectors to drive collaborative working and innovation.
Grenville is currently lay member for governance and well-being guardian at Manchester Health and Care Commissioning which he will be stepping down from and holds other non executive director/trustee positions in social care, housing, a multi-academy trust and a GP federation based in Stockport. He is also an independent member of the Audit Committee of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
He has lived in Stockport all his life and is married with one daughter. Outside of work his interests lie in all forms of motorsports and cars, photography, progressive rock music, visiting National Trust properties, reading crime novels and walking.
He said: “The Christie has a tremendous reputation and I of course have family and friends who have benefited from the wonderful care provided. I am delighted to be joining The Christie team and hope my experience, especially in finance, will prove beneficial.”
Chairman of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Chris Outram, said: “We are delighted to welcome Grenville to the Board of Directors at The Christie. He brings with him a wealth of experience, that will be of benefit to us, particularly in NHS finance, and we are all looking forward to working with him.”
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust was the first specialist trust to be rated as ‘Outstanding’ twice (in 2016 and 2018) by the health regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It referred to The Christie as ‘a leader in cancer care’ and ‘a pioneer in developing innovative solutions to cancer care.’ The CQC praised the Trust’s staff which it said ‘go the extra mile to meet the needs of patients and their families’ and that they were ‘exceptionally kind and caring.’ In 2017, the CQC rated The Christie as the best specialist trust in the country, and one of the top three trusts overall in England.