Most Trusted UK Business Leader (Someone who’s changed a company or community for the better)
Professor Heather Tierney-Moore OBE joined the Trust in January 2009 with a background in nursing, a distinguished track record of achievement in the NHS at board and national level in England and Scotland. She has an MSc in Managing Change and is a visiting professor at Edinburgh Napier University.
Heather continues to lead on the transformation of the Trust’s services and also played a pivotal part in the establishment of the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network, a partnership of organisations in the North West with the aim of increasing innovation and research in clinical areas such as cancer, cardiac, long term conditions and mental health. The Health Service Journal named Heather as one of the Top 50 Chief Executives in the NHS. The list highlights Chief Executives who have defining characteristics including a clear vision for the future coupled with outstanding leadership and commitment to their organisation and patient care. Heather was selected for leading Lancashire Care with a values based approach during her last 6 years at the helm and as an advocate for quality and compassionate care, stresses the importance of aligning leadership characteristics with the caring nature of the NHS.
Heather was delighted to have recently become the first ever Alumni Patron for Macmillan Cancer Support, having been one of the first breast care nurses earlier in her career and establishing a service from scratch in Sheffield in 1989. This is one of her most proud achievements and she is pleased to be able to continue to support the important work of Macmillan.