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Chief Executive - Glen Burley

Glen Burley

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024 7635 1351 


Chief Executive for George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

George Eliot Hospital is part of a foundation group of hospitals along with the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) and Wye Valley NHS Trust (WVT). Mr Burley is Chief Executive for all three hospitals.

The Chief Executive is responsible for leading the Executive Directors in setting the Group and the Trust’s strategic aims, developing shared understanding and commitment to these aims, and working with Board colleagues, managers and staff, partner organisations in the local and system wide health economy and appropriate external organisations.

The Chief Executive provides visible leadership that models exemplary behaviours of personal integrity and inspires and empowers staff.

The Chief Executive works with the Chairman to ensure that the Board maintains its capacity and is continually developed in order to remain ‘fit for purpose’ in the context of a changing NHS and wider healthcare environment. In support of these responsibilities a key part of the Chief Executive role is a focus on the integration agenda, system leadership and partnership working.

 To this end, this role involves robust engagement with stakeholders, commissioners, other health and social care providers, public, private and third sector partners, children and families, to maximise the opportunities for improved service delivery at every opportunity.

 (Voting George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust Board member)


Glen began his NHS career in 1983 as a finance trainee, qualifying as a Chartered Public Finance Accountant in 1990. After reaching the position of Director of Finance for South Warwickshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust, he moved into an acute operational role when he became Director of Operations for the Surgical Division of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

In 2003 he was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and joined South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust in 2006, initially as interim Chief Executive and then substantively in 2008. Following the proposal for George Eliot Hospital to join the Foundation Group of Hospitals comprising South Warwickshire NHS Foundation trust and Wye Valley NHS Trust, Glen was appointed as Chief Executive at George Eliot Hospital in July 2018.

Glen lives in Warwick with his wife and two sons.