Steve Russell

Chief Executive
Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust

Steve joined Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Executive in April 2019 and has over a decade’s worth of board level experience with NHS organisations, including two as a Deputy Chief Executive, and has held key leadership roles in successful NHS Trusts.

Steve worked for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for 14 years, starting in 1997 on the NHS General Management Training Scheme. He held the post of Executive Director for Medicine and Emergency Care and led the development of Northumbria’s Specialist Emergency Care Hospital. He spent two years as Chief Operating Officer at South London Healthcare NHS Trust, a year as London's Programme Director (A&E) and Improvement Director for the NHS Trust Development Authority, and two years as Deputy Chief Executive at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. Prior to joining Harrogate, Steve’s previous post was Regional Director for London at NHS Improvement.