Andrew Foster CBE

Andrew was appointed Chief Executive at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust in January 2007.

His main interest has been quality and safety with a particular desire to learn from the best hospitals in the world. He led the successful application which resulted in this Trust becoming a Foundation Trust in December 2008.

Before that he spent five years as the NHS Director of Human Resources (Workforce Director General) at the Department of Health with principal responsibility for implementing the workforce expansion and HR systems modernisation set out in the NHS Plan.

Previously he spent two years as part time Policy Director (HR) at the NHS Confederation.

Andrew was also the Chairman of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust from 1996 to 2001 and before that Chairman of West Lancashire NHS Trust and Non-Executive director at Wrightington Hospital NHS Trust. From May 2016 Andrew was appointed as sponsor CEO for the NHSI A&E Improvement Plan in the North of England. Andrew is the Chair of GM Strategic Workforce Board.